You’ve heard the advice before: get involved with a professional association. Why is this important? What are the synergies? How do you determine your association fit? What about finding a mentor, then cultivating that relationship? Dee Magnoni started her professional involvement while in grad school, and grew her career while seeking opportunities to learn, grow and give back. In this practical session Dee will share tips, stories and potential paths.
professional associations, networking, special libraries, new professionals, committees, mentorship
Cataloging and Metadata | Communication Technology and New Media | Information Literacy | Leadership Studies | Library and Information Science | Scholarly Communication | Scholarly Publishing | Social Media
Magnoni, Dee, "Leveraging Your Professional Activities and Relationships" (2015). SLA Student Chapter Events Archive. 9.
Dee Magnoni is the Research Library Director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she leads open access and data initiatives. Dee previously worked in both business and engineering libraries within corporate America and academia. She received her MLS from SUNY-Albany and her BA from Lehigh University. Dee is an active member and Fellow of the Special Libraries Association. She has served in several leadership roles. Dee is on the board of the National Science Communication Institute, focusing on nSCI’s Open Scholarship Initiative.