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Meet n’ Greet: the New ACRL/NY Mentoring Program

The NLDG’s first meeting of the season will be held Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

The Meet n’ Greet is traditionally when ACRL/NY members and other members from the academic library community come together to discuss what programs/topics they would like to see the NLDG address for the coming year.

This Meet n’ Greet will have information on the new, ACRL/NY Mentoring Program. Michael Handis, the chair of the NLDG, also functions as the chair of the ad hoc Mentoring Committee. Within the last few months, the Mentoring Committee has put together a pilot mentoring program and is currently looking for volunteers. (Mentors and those seeking mentoring must be ACRL/NY members.) It is hoped that the pilot program will lead to a regular mentoring program.

This meeting is open to all members of ACRL/NY as well as non-members. Light refreshments will be served.

The Meet n’ Greet will be held in Room C196.05 of the Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309. Please RSVP by October 18th to Michael Handis(mhandis@gc.cuny.edu).

NOTE: You must register to attend and bring a picture ID. You name must appear on the security list or you will not be admitted.


Speaker: Susanne Markgren

The last meeting of the NLDG was held on Thursday, May 5th. Susanne Markgren, the immediate past president of ACRL/NY and the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY, gave a talk entitled: Create an E-Portfolio: Manage Your Online Identity and Improve Your Skills of Self-Promotion, which was attended by eleven people. Ms. Markgren gave the pros and cons of creating an online presence. She warned that professional and personal can sometimes intermingle and to be careful. She went through the various online sites where she has established a presence. Questions were asked throughout the talk.