Event Organization


Event: First Five Years Webinar
Host: FFY/SLA (Special Libraries Association,First Five Years Advisory Council)
Role: Moderator
Accomplishments: secured panelists, including SLA Past-President and SLA President-Elect; coordinated and communicated webinar agenda and expectations. Well attended and well received.

Event: Blogging for Work, Blogging for Life
Host: DC/SLA (Special Libraries Association, DC Chapter)
Role: Organizer, Program Planning Committee Member
Accomplishments: identified panelists; crafted a presentation outline; provided title for webinar; successfully organized and coordinated panelists participation remotely

Research workshops & tours

Host: Texas National History Day
Role: Instructor (for teachers) and Judge
Accomplishments: created materials and presentations for the annual Texas National History Day. Delivered online and on-site training. Expanded the library’s user base, through ongoing partnership with coordinators.

Host: TSLAC (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Role: Facilitator, Tour Leader
Accomplishments: developed protocol for tours and open houses of the reading rooms and closed stacks. Coordinated and made recommendations to agency Communications team on use of the reading rooms for speakers and other after hours events.

Conference panels

Event: Open Data: Balancing Transparency and Confidentiality
Host: DGI/SLA (Special Libraries Association, Government Information Division)
Role: Moderator
Accomplishments: coordinated and communicated panel agenda and expectations to panelists working across the country. Well attended and well received.

Event: academic discussions and presentations
Host: National Intelligence Education Foundation
Role: Editorial Specialist and Deputy to the Publisher.
Accomplishments: secured speakers, coordinated day-of events, coordinated submissions and presentations with journal authors, copy edited academic articles. Editorial Specialist, Deputy to the Publisher. National Intelligence Journal. Vol.1, no.1, 2009.

State-wide meetings

Host: Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)
Role: Facilitator
Accomplishments: coordinated training for Texas government documents librarians by FDLP Outreach Librarians. Hosted events at TSLAC, to include determining agenda, booking space, promotion, and having Director-Librarian provide opening remarks. Successfully transitioned to regular state-wide online meetings.

Annual Meetings

Host: CTX/SLA (Special Libraries Association, Texas Chapter)
Role: Organizer/Moderator, Panelist
Accomplishments: advised and supported on creating the first virtual and on-site, state-wide annual meeting and conference. Invited panelist about career development (“Diverse Career Paths for Information Professionals”). Significant increase in attendance, with nearly 50% of chapter membership attendance.

Host: CTX/SLA (Special Libraries Association, Texas Chapter)
Role: Organizer and Liaison, Board Member
Accomplishments: secured out of state presenter; secured Mayor’s letter; introduced speaker