Connect over Coffee

Student Group

Join the ALASC for a virtual networking event. You’ll learn networking tips from iSchool Career Consultant Jill Klees and chat with industry professionals from around the country. Video participation is highly encouraged. Don’t forget your favorite hot beverage!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

How it Works
Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or hot cider. Coolest mug wins bragging rights.
Log onto Zoom and enable your camera so that we can see your beautiful face.
The session will start with a short presentation by Jill Klees with networking tips.
You’ll then be split up into breakout rooms where you’ll have a chance to chat with industry professionals in a small group setting. Come prepared with questions!
After 20 minutes, the rooms will rotate and you’ll get to speak with more professionals.
We’ll come back together for a quick debrief and to exchange contact information. You’ll leave with networking tips, practice, and new contacts to add on LinkedIn!

Erin Davis is the Library Coordinator of Statewide Campuses & E-Learning at Utah State University. She has published 15 co-authored peer-reviewed articles, 2 book chapters, and presented at numerous international, national, and state conferences over the years on the topics of information literacy, assessment, user-experience, and professional development in libraries.

Kiyomi Deards is an associate professor, and librarian for chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science, physics & astronomy, and water, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) University Libraries. In February 2019, the Association of Research Libraries appointed her to be a visiting program officer for diversity and leadership.

Nicole LaMoreaux is the Assistant Director of Research and Instructional Services at The New School in New York, NY. She is the liaison for business, marketing, and management across all majors at the university. She was formerly the Research & Instruction Librarian at LIM College and while there was the organizer of the Fashion: Now & Then Conference from 2014-2016. She has been an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and New Members Round Table (NMRT) since 2011 and is currently the President of NMRT.

Rachel Makarowski is the Special Collections Librarian at Miami University’s Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives. Her position allows her to do a bit of everything relating to special collections and archives, including (but not limited to) instruction, reference, and cataloging.

Andrew K. Pace is the Executive Director of Technical Research at OCLC. Prior to joining OCLC, Andrew was Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. Andrew is a Past President of the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA, and is a current member of the ALA Executive Board for 2016–2019.

Russel T. Peterson is a 2018 graduate of the iSchool at the University of Michigan. He is currently a Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Alabama, where he supports the Modern Languages department and the Capstone Center for Student Success.

Raymond Pun is an academic librarian at Alder Graduate School of Education. Previously he has worked in other institutions including public and special libraries and has worked abroad as a librarian before too.

Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)