Beta Phi Mu
Chi Chapter

Contacts

For membership questions, please contact:

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana


Beta Phi Mu, Chi Chapter, in cooperation with ALA-SC, SLIS, Presents:

2011 Career Search and Resume Review Forum

SLIS Auditorium and classrooms, Friday Oct. 21, 2011, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join us to jump start your career search! This program offers a panel discussion with practical advice and hands-on review of your resume by professionals in libraries and the information industry:

  • Sara Laughlin, Director, Monroe County Public Library
  • Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian and former Human Resources Librarian, Wells Library
  • Kent Holaday, SLIS grad and Associate Consultant at Eli Lilly and Company

Part. I: Panel Discussion. Get inside information on career paths! Panelists from academic and public libraries and the information industry will discuss how to present your best pre-contact with employers. Tips for resumes, writing techniques, use of social media, and best practices will be covered, as well as professional correspondence with potential employers: cover letters, online forms, emailing applications, thank you notes, and more. Questions encouraged!

Part. II: Resume Review. Meet in small groups with one of many librarians who have volunteered to give individualized feedback on resumes. Use your insights in peer review of other students' resumes (so bring extra copies of yours). Our focus is on constructive criticism for resumes that get results! This session will provide individual attention from a professional for every attendee, and contact information for follow-up questions. (Breakout sessions in SLIS classrooms beginning 2:15 p.m.)


Chi Chapter Fall Career Forum
Wednesday September 23
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
For Academic & School Libraries, & Information Science

Wednesday September 30
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
For Public Libraries & Special Libraries

SLIS, Bloomington Indiana

An opportunity for current SLIS students to ask questions and hear from high-achieving SLIS grads about their careers and job-hunting advice.

Wednesday, September 23:
Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Information Commons/Undergraduate Library Services, Herman B Wells Library
Kathy Crimans, School Library Media Specialist, Morgan Elementary School, North Harrison Community School, Palmyra, IN
Diane Dallis, Associate Dean for Services, Herman B Wells Library
Karen Evans, Instruction and Reference Librarian, Indiana State University
Kathy Loser, Bloomington High School North Librarian
Patrick Patterson, Web Producer, Marketing Department, IU Foundation
Suzanne Switzer, Systems Analyst/Programmer II, Online Support, University Information Technology Services, IUB

Wednesday, September 30:
Steve Haller, Senior Director, Collections & Library, Indiana Historical Society
John Helling, Director, Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library
Diane Huerkamp, Director, Mooresville Public Library
Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist, Office of Archives and Records Management, IUB

The 2009 forum is co-sponsored by the following SLIS student organizations: American Library Association, Student Chapter; American Society for Information Science & Technology, Student Chapter; Association for Computing Machinery, Student Chapter; Progressive Librarians Guild, Student Chapter; Society of American Archivists, Student Chapter; Special Librarians Association, Student Chapter


Chi Chapter Fall Career Forum
Wednesday October 22nd
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
School of Library & Information Science, Bloomington Indiana

Featuring three distinguished alumni speakers: Dr. James (Jim) Fish, Baltimore County Public Library; Dr. William (Bill) Crowe, Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas and former Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas; and Brian Kleber, Chief Operations Officer, Predictive Physiology and Medicine, Inc., Vice President at Canopy Group Inc., Bloomington.

An opportunity for current SLIS students to hear high-achieving SLIS grads talk about their careers, hear career and job hunting advice, and to ask questions.

Chi Chapter Career Forum, SLIS, Indianapolis: Friday afternoon, Oct 24, 2008, 12:15-1:15 p.m., UL1126

Featuring Dr. James Fish and Dr. William Crowe.


The 2006 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, November 3
2:00 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
SLIS Auditorium

The 2006 forum is co-sponsored by the following SLIS student organizations: the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, the Association for Computer Machinery, the Society of American Archivists, and the Special Libraries Association. The featured speakers are:

  • Paula Brehm Heeger, Teen Services Coordinator, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Ned Heeger Brehm, Branch Manager, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Christian Bennett McNew, Global On-Site Business Manager, Eli Lilly Corporation
  • Diane Dallis, Head, Information Commons and Undergraduate Services, Information Commons/Undergraduate Library Services, Herman B Wells Library, Indiana University

The speakers will address the qualities necessary to succeed in the library profession, what they valued most from their library and information science education, what contributed to their success post-graduation, what challenges they now face, and what can current students do to better position themselves for success.

Refreshments will be served and there will be opportunities for meeting and talking with the speakers on an individual basis.


The 2005 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, October 28
2 - 4 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
SLIS Auditorium

Sponsors of this event include the IU Bloomington student chapters of ACM, ALA, ASIST, SAA, and SLA. The following speakers will be featured:

  • Susan Catt (Moderator), Beta Phi Mu Chi Chapter President & Library Director, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
  • Ned Heeger-Brehm, Branch Manager, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Susan Mannan, Library Director, Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
  • Suzanne Mudge, Librarian/Cataloger, Archives of Traditional Music, IU Bloomington, IN
  • Catherine Trinkle, Media Specialist, Hickory Elementary, Avon, IN

Panelists will discuss topics such as: suggestions on coursework, what library search committees and hiring managers look for in job candidates, and what panelists find particularly satisfying about their positions. After the formal discussion, the group will adjourn for refreshments, and there will be a chance for students and the panelists to talk one-on-one.


The 2004 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, October 15
3 - 5 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
SLIS Auditorium
The 2004 Forum is co-sponsored by these SLIS student organizations: ALA, ACM, SLA, and ASIST. The following speakers will be featured:
  • Keith Kuhn, Head of Public Services, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Brian Kleber, Director, Bloomington Small Business Development Center/inVenture
  • Cheryl Neimeier, Law Librarian, Bose McKinney & Evans, Indianapolis
  • Kalpana Shankar, Assistant Professor, IU School of Informatics

Speakers will address changes in the job market, including new career opportunities, and what skill sets will best serve the library and information professional of the future. Where will the best jobs for SLIS graduates be found in the years ahead? Find out at the Career Forum! Refreshments following.


The 2003 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, October 24
2 - 4 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
Room 001
The 2003 Forum, co-sponsored by the SLIS ALA student chapter,
will feature the following speakers:

  • Jennifer Burton, Student ALA Chapter, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science
  • Keith Kuhn, Head of Public Services, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Sara Laughlin, Principal, Sara Laughlin and Associates
  • Howard Rosenbaum, Associate Professor of Information Science, Indiana University School of Library and Information Science
  • Pat Steele, Head/Coordinator, Academic Information Services, Indiana University Libraries
Speakers will be addressing the qualities and skills libraries are currently expecting from entry-level staff, how candidates can maximize their chances for getting interviews, and where students should look to find the best job openings.
The 2002 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, October 11
2:45 - 4:30 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
The 2002 Forum: Building your LIS Resume and Job Hunt Tips
as well as What to Do When You Are Offered the Job

will feature the following panelists:

There are plenty of resources that offer advice on how to run your job search, shine at interviews, and write killer resumes. The panelists at this forum will offer tips on these topics too, but they will especially address what happens when the phone call comes that says, "The job is yours!"
Space is limited. Sign up for the forum by sending an email to: amartins@indiana.edu

Co-sponsored by SLIS Student Chapters of: ALA (American Library Association), ASIST (American Society for Information Science and Technology), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and SAA (Society of American Archivists).


The 2001 IU-SLIS
nCareer Exploration Forum
Friday, November 2
2 - 4 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
SLIS Auditorium
The 2001 Forum: What to Do When You Are Offered the Job
(Plus, Tips on How to Land the Job Offer)

will feature the following panelists:

There are plenty of resources that offer advice on how to run your job search, shine at interviews, and write killer resumes. The panelists at this forum will offer tips on these topics too, but they will especially address what happens when the phone call comes that says, "The job is yours!"
Space is limited. Sign up for the forum by Friday, October 26 by sending an email to: amartins@indiana.edu

Co-Sponsored by the Indiana Library Federation.


The 2000 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, October 13
1:30 - 5 p.m.
IU School of Library
and Information Science
The 2000 forum will feature the following panelists:
  • Jeremy Fisher, Director - Systems (Unix) Kiva Networking
  • Cindy Monnier, Director, Business Research & Information Center, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Judy Pask, Undergraduate Librarian, Purdue University
  • Sarah Wright, School Media Specialist for Plainfield Central Elementary School, and a former children’s librarian.

Jeremy Fisher, Director - Systems (Unix) Kiva Networking
As Director of the Kiva Networking Systems Department, Jeremy Fischer both leads Unix system administrators and programmers and does system administration and programming work. He has been working in the IT field for about seven years, spending several years in technical support jobs before becoming a full time Unix system administrator for IU in 1996.
In early 1999, he went to work for Kiva Networking, a Bloomington-based Internet and network service provider. Jeremy has worked on many different kinds of computer systems and is proficient with Novell Netware 3 & 4, Dos, and all forms of Windows, but is most comfortable on Unix systems, especially Solaris, HP-UX (v10.x), Digital Unix, and Linux. He holds an A.S. in Audio Technology, a Bachelor's in General Studies, both from Indiana University and is pursuing the MIS degree from SLIS.
When he's not at work, you can usually find Jeremy reading, watching movies or tweaking his home theater, working on a computer somewhere, or spending time with friends and family.

Cynthia Monnier, Director of Business Research and Information Center for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce
The Immediate Past-president of the Indiana chapter of the Special Libraries Association, Cindy started her position as Director of the Business Research & Information Center for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 1995. Previously, she worked as the Indianapolis Business Journal "Top 25" list researcher and editor of 900 page book on 900 Indianapolis companies and non-profits: Business in Indianapolis, 1995.
Before receiving her Master of Library Science, from IU's School of Library & Information Science, Bloomington in August 1993, she owned her own market research consulting firm in Fort Wayne, IN. Between 1976-1989 she held various market research and merger & acquisition analysis positions for Fortune 100 auto parts supplier. And for seven years before that, she was a teacher of science and math for junior high school students.
A native of Detroit Michigan, Cindy also holds a Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from Wayne State University and a BS in Biology from Michigan State University. Business history is one of her special interests.

Judy Pask, Undergraduate Librarian, Purdue University
Judy has been an academic librarian for more than 28 years. Although she planned to use her bachelor's degree in biology from Allegheny College as a medical librarian, her first job, after completing her MLS at Columbia University, was as a science librarian at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Since in the Dewey Decimal System, the pure sciences are followed by the applied sciences - including management - she was able to morph into a business librarian for her next two positions. She has worked as Assistant Commerce Librarian at University of Illinois and as Assistant Management and Economics Librarian at Purdue University, West Lafayette.
Currently she is professor of library science, Undergraduate Librarian, and User Instruction Coordinator at Purdue. She is active in the instruction sections of ACRL and ILF, and the author of articles and bibliographies on library instruction.

Sarah Wright, School Media Specialist for Plainfield Central Elementary School
Sarah Wright earned an undergraduate degree in History from Indiana University, followed by a Master's Degree in Library Science, also from IU. After working for several years in public libraries, she returned to Indiana University to become certified as a school librarian.
Sarah has worked in a professional or para-professional capacity in many different types of libraries. Some of the specialty libraries for which she has worked include the Business Library at the Eli Lilly Corporate Center, the Indiana Historical Society Library, and the Indiana University Law Library. She has been a reference librarian for the Brownsburg Public Library, and a children's librarian at the Allen County Public Library and the Monroe County Public Library. Having finally found her niche, Sarah is now the librarian/media specialist at Plainfield Central Elementary School.
A member of the K-3 Young Hoosier Book Award Committee, Sarah is an avid mystery reader, a hockey fan, a dedicated traveler, and aunt to two beautiful nieces.


The 1999 IU-SLIS
Career Exploration Forum
Friday, October 8
2 - 5 p.m.
in the IU School of Library
and Information Science
The 1999 forum featured the following panelists:
  • Joel Berger, Acting Director Client Services for C. Berger Group
  • Dana Burton, Young Adult Librarian, Youth Services Manager
    for Monroe County Public Library, Bloomington, IN
  • Cathy Collins, IU-SLIS Visiting Lecturer and Ph.D. candidate
  • Karen Cook, Product Manager, SIRSI Corporation
  • Robert Logsdon, Associate Director for State Library Planning and Development, Indiana State Library

Joel Berger, Acting Director Client Services for C. Berger Group
Joel Patrick Berger rejoined C. Berger Group, Inc. as a Contract Specialist in January 1998 and was promoted to acting Director of Client Services in January, 1999. His responsibilities include selecting staff for teams and special projects nationwide, oversight of personnel assigned to long term projects, maintaining contract requirements, and acting as client liaison. As acting Director, he oversees department's client related and administrative activities, which support the temporary placement, loose-leaf filing and project staffing lines of business. He also interviews and screens potential field workers, explaining company policies and procedures to them and advises clients in their staffing needs.
Joel was employed at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in their Chicago headquarters from 1991 to 1997. As a policy consultant of the Board Policy and Programs Division for three years, he was responsible for the communication, interpretation, and implementation of NAR policies to the over 1800 state and local level associations, as well as to the 750,000 members at large. He counseled and assisted these boards in effectively managing their day to day operations (including enforcement of the Code of Ethics, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and Policies and Procedures). He also assisted NAR leaders and staff in developing policies and organizational structures to meet the changing needs of the Association membership.
From 1991 to 1994, Joel was a Reference Specialist in the Association’s Library, providing research assistance on demand to members and the public using the in-house STAR system and a variety of external search vehicles including the Internet, LEXIS-NEXIS, DIALOG, and Vu-text. He also compiled standard and on demand bibliographies, established a collection of ready reference packets for frequently requested materials, and indexed, cataloged and maintained other special collections.
Prior to these positions, Joel accepted a variety of assignments with CBG clients in law, association, advertising, and public relations firms in positions ranging from researcher, technical services assistant, data-entry person to loose-leaf filer.
Mr. Berger holds a Bachelor of Arts in History to Teach from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and received an Masters of Library Science from Dominican University in 1999. Joel is a member of the Special Libraries Association.

Dana Burton, MCPL Young Adult Librarian, Youth Services Manager
Flying books and rubber chickens, balloon sculpture, candy, and personality surveys. What's the gimmick? To engage young people in dialogs or experiences that support their interests, learning, and potential.
With the advice and involvement of middle school students, high school students, and community partners, Dana Burton designs, markets, and stages teen programs at the Monroe County Public Library.
During her tenure as the library's first full-time YA librarian, a number of these programs have been recognized for excellence by the American Library Association, Indiana Youth Institute, the Indiana Commission on Community Service, the Indiana Youth Commission, and the Lilly Endowment's Indiana Reading Initiatives for Young Adults. In recent years, ALA cited MCPL for one of the nations top 10 programs for Young Adults.
Dana also works with the MCPL Adult Services Department as a reference librarian. The mother of two young adults, she holds a BFA and an MLS from Indiana University, and relies on her one and only full-time colleague and unit staff member, a rubber chicken, to maintain a level of sanity amidst the chaos.

Cathy Collins, IU-SLIS Visiting Lecturer and Ph.D. candidate
http://php.indiana.edu/~cdcollin/page.html
Cathy Collins earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature, with a minor in Psychology, from Boston University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
She has worked as a Music Branch Supervisor, a copy cataloger and a reference librarian at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught English literature and Rhetoric at Beijing Normal University. She also has been an administrative assistant, research assistant, Music Retrospective conversion librarian and anthropology library cataloger at Harvard University, as well as a branch librarian for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale branch library in Nakajo, Japan.
Cathy was an ALA Library Fellow for 1.5 years at the University of Malawi teaching cataloging and computer literacy. In 1994 she came to Indiana University as a doctoral student. At IU she has served as a technology consultant, adjunct professor and now a visiting lecturer for the School of Library and Information Science.

Karen Cook, Product Manager, Sirsi Corporation
Before heading to SIRSI, a recognized leader in the development of client/server integrated library systems, Karen worked as the Head of Technical Services/Systems Librarian for Alexandrian Public Library in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. She holds a J.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, and received her M.L.S. from IUB-SLIS.
Karen has served on a variety of ALA committees. Currently, she is the chair of the New Members Round Table Handbook Committee, a member of the Library Information Technology Association Leadership Development Committee and secretary for the ALA Exhibits Round Table.
A hearts card game addict, mystery reader, Blues lover, hockey fan, nomad (she has lived in 9 states, England and Japan), Karen also is mother to six children.

Robert Logsdon, Associate Director for State Library Planning and Development, Indiana State Library
In his current position, Robert is responsible for developing and coordinating the long range and strategic planning initiatives for the Indiana State Library, overseeing the training and development needs of the staff, and coordinating the public relations activities of the library. He also serves as a special assistant to the State Librarian, assisting him with special projects and activities, and serves as the Coordinator for the Indiana Center for the Book. Before joining the Indiana State Library, where he has held several positions, Robert was a Branch Librarian with the Evansville-Vanderburgh County (Indiana) Public Library.
Robert also teaches courses for IUPUI-SLIS and the School of Environmental and Public Affairs, and is the author of several articles in various professional publications.