“Going Pro: Marketing Yourself” is the first of Atlanta Emerging Librarians' 3-part series on becoming a professional librarian. This event will serve as a workshop with a focus on resume building and networking, featuring advice, tips, and veteran know-how provided by expert panelists Mary Ann Cullen and Virginia Feher. Please join us for this insightful panel discussion focusing on these two job hunting fundamentals.
A social mixer hosted by the Georgia Library Association’s New Members Round Table will follow the event at The Marlay House in Decatur at 4:30-5:30 PM. All attendees are cordially invited, nay, heartily encouraged to come to the mixer following the panel.
Mary Ann Cullen
Mary Ann Cullen is Director of Library Services for Georgia Perimeter
College's Alpharetta Center and GPC Online. A graduate of Florida
State University's College of Information, Mary Ann's first
professional job was part-time reference librarian at Georgia State
University. She has also been a circulation librarian. Having served
on search committees for library directors, librarians, instructional
designers and paraprofessionals, she has insider insight about what
makes your resume and cover letter appeal to those in hiring
positions, as well as what will quickly land yours in the reject pile.
Mary Ann is also a veteran of the job search, having survived both
successful and disastrous interviews. She believes in learning from
her mistakes and hopes some of the wisdom she has gained in the school
of hard knocks will be helpful in your quest to snag the library job
of your dreams.
Virginia Feher is the Government Information Librarian at Georgia
Regents University, Reese Library and has worked in libraries for over
25 years. She is an active member of the Georgia Library Association
(GLA), serving as the Chair of the New Members Round Table and the
Interlibrary Loan Interest Group in 2012 and is currently secretary of
the Government Information Interest Group and Vice-Chair/Chair Elect
of the Interest Group Council. Additionally, Virginia is the Associate
Editor and Peer-Review Coordinator for the Georgia Library Quarterly
and has presented at various library conferences, including the
Georgia Council of Media Organizations Annual Conference (COMO), the
GIL Users Group Meeting (GUGM), and the 2012 Georgia International
Conference on Information Literacy. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts
from Miami University, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of
Georgia, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Valdosta
Two continuing education credits are available for this event.
When & Where
Atlanta Emerging Librarians
Formed in early 2008, this group is intended to create in-person connections between library, information, and media science students, new graduates, and new librarians living in the Atlanta area.
The Atlanta Emerging Librarians group is affiliated with the Georgia Library Association's New Members Round Table. The 2015 AEL planning committee is comprised of Co-chairs Elizabeth Christian, Kat Greer, Ashley Hoffman, and Ruth Rowell. We welcome any questions or ideas for future meetings. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.