Portland Bound!

PortlandA few months ago, a former library school classmate (who’s now a librarian) asked if I’d be part of a panel proposal based on an article he and two of his librarian colleagues published, called “Factors that Increase the Probability of a Successful Academic Library Job Search.” Their panel proposal went to a committee that decided programs for the upcoming ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) conference next March in Portland, Oregon. I’m excited to say the panel proposal was accepted, and I’ll be heading to Portland in March to join the rest of the panel! The name of the panel session is, “Sustaining the Profession: Trends, Demand, and Mentorship for the Academic Library Job Search.” We don’t know the day/time slot yet, so I haven’t made travel plans yet, but am really looking forward to returning to Portland, as well as attending the ACRL Conference for the first time!


About Lesley Looper

I'm a full-time library employee. I enjoy reading, photography, travel, blogging, and geocaching.
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5 Responses to Portland Bound!

  1. Mary Lane says:

    Good luck. Relax. And enjoy it!

  2. Tamara Rhodes says:

    That’s fantastic, Lesley! Congratulations! Do I know the classmate? My boss and I have one in for a poster session, so maybe I’ll see you there. 🙂

    • Thanks, Tamara! Do you remember Max Eckard? (He started NCCU SLIS the year before us.)

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your poster session! It would be fun to see you in Portland!

      • Tamara Rhodes says:

        Oh yeah! I remember Max. That’s great. Thank you for the added luck. I’ll be in Portland either way, but it will be easier to justify if we’re presenting.

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