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SLIS Faculty Member to Present at ALA

June 30, 2009
SLIS Assistant Professor Maria Gonzalez will be presenting at the upcoming 2009 ALA Annual conference in Chicago. She will present the results of the SLIS 2008 Urban Library Summit on Saturday, July 11th, for a PLA panel on Urban Librarianship. The panel is "Street Smarts a Plus: Developing a New Generation of Urban Public Librarians". Urban Public Library Service offers challenges and great rewards for those wanting to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Are library and information schools adequately preparing students for work in our cities? How do we recruit a workforce that reflects our changing communities? Hear how one library is introducing their pages to careers in libraries; learn about libraries growing their own; and hear from MLIS faculty on preparing students to work in a multicultural setting. The panel takes place on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 3:30-5:30 PM at McCormick Place West, Room W-178a. 

If you are at ALA, please attend!