SLASC Presentation: “Special Libraries and Academia–Career Reflections from Both” with Susan Boyd

Student Group

Join us for a talk with Susan Boyd, Math/Engineering Librarian at Santa Clara University, to hear about her journey through working as a corporate librarian in hi-tech for 20 years before spending the latter half of her career as an academic librarian at Santa Clara University.

Abstract: Newly retired this past January 3rd, Susan shares a summary of her 43-year library experience covering two types of libraries–special libraries (23 years) and academic libraries (20 years). She covers such topics as: the background of her career choices, the major roles and responsibilities of each position, what she loved and found rewarding about her work, and advice for students getting started on their library degree. She also covers the differences between working in a special library versus an academic library.

Bio: Susan Boyd recently retired as the Engineering/Math Librarian in the University Library at  Santa Clara University. She made the transition to academia after being a special librarian for two high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Susan is a graduate of the Library and Information Science program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is originally from the island of Maui and has lived in the Bay Area since getting her library degree.

Register in advance for the meeting:

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom