Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CareerWise 2011 – A Career Workshop for Library Professionals

Sponsored by:
-The North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association
-North Carolina Library Association - Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) and Reference & Adult Services Section (RASS)

  • Are you looking for a job?
  • Wondering how to best present yourself in a professional setting?
  • Do you want to maximize your career potential?
  • Are you interested in learning new ways to network and grow career connections?
Join us for CareerWise 2011, a career focused workshop for librarians and information professionals in all fields, as well as graduate students. This workshop will include three exciting programs:

—A panel of professionals from academic, public and special libraries will share advice for resumes, cover letters and interviews, and provide insight into job trends and essential skills.(Speakers: Tiffany Allen, UNC Libraries, Mariel Christian, RTI International and Kim Hailey, City of Greensboro Public Libraries)
—A representative from Belk will share trends and provide suggestions for professional attire and creating a professional image. (Speaker: Ellen Shlom, Belk – Friendly Center)
—A presentation on using social media for professional networking...this is not your teenager’s Facebook! (Speakers: Mary Scanlon, Z. Smith Reynolds Library – Wake Forest University and Katherine Makens, Durham County Public Libraries)

This workshop is a unique opportunity to hear about what employers are looking for in candidates, maximize your professional networking and learn to polish your professional image. Take your career to the next level…join us for CareerWise 2011!

Where: Guilford College
Joseph Bryan Jr. Auditorium in the Frank Family Science Center
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC

When: Friday, May 13th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $15 – NCSLA and NCLA Members $10 – Students $20 – Non-members & Guests

Space is limited, so please register online by Tuesday, May 10th at

Directions to Guilford College:

At this event, we will be collecting 100% cotton t-shirts for Sweet Cheeks Diaper Kits, a non-profit organization that provides low-income families in the NC Triad area with FREE cloth diapers and supplies. Your old t-shirts will be recycled and turned into cloth diapers for families in need!


Questions? Please contact Susan Forbes at

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MLA Webcast April 20 - Host site in Winston-Salem

The Novant Health Libraries will be a host site for the April 20, 2011
Medical Library Association (MLA) Webcast: "Shifting Skills to Navigate the
Changing Horizon". The webcast will be shown in the FMC Conference
Center located at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

This program will introduce emerging trends in biomedical research and
healthcare environments that present new opportunities for information
in terms of partnership, collaboration, and support.
These include: translational science, e-science, and electronic health
, all of which will offer new and expanded roles for information
professionals in the management, sharing and integration of data; with
respect to new models for scholarly publication; as well as exploring
new ways to collaborate with Clinical and Translational Science Award
centers and their constituents. All provide new opportunities to help
educate health and information technology professionals in the
meaningful use of health information via electronic health record

Detailed information about the webcast is available at:

FMC Conference Center (at Forsyth Medical Center)
3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

First wrap-around session:
1:30 - 2:00 pm
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Second wrap-around session:
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Attendees will earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) hours for viewing
the webcast. Those who participate in both "wrap-around" sessions will
earn an additional 1.5 MLA CE. There is no charge to attend.

To register please contact (by phone or email):
Margaret Cobb, Forsyth Medical Center Library
336-718-5905 (voice mail) (email)

The Novant Health Libraries are:
Learning Resource Center, Presbyterian Hospital/Charlotte NC
Health Information Center, Presbyterian Hospital
Huntersville/Huntersville NC
The Health Library, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews/Matthews, NC
Medical Library, Prince William Hospital/Manassas, VA
Hanesbrands Health Learning Center, Sara Lee Center for Women's Health,
Forsyth Medical Center/Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth Medical Center Library, Forsyth Medical Center/Winston-Salem, NC

This project [webcast host site] has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 with the University of Maryland Baltimore.