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Thursday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience of Working from Your Library Technician Degree to your MLIS

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This panel explores the experience of working from your library technician’s diploma to your MLIS. It will cover what you need to know about working as a technician while getting your MLIS, explore the experience to transitioning into a librarian role, discuss overlap and differences with librarian and library technician professions, and explores how the library technician’s diploma can work as a starting point for your MLIS. Lastly, we will discuss what skills and experience library technicians have and are carrying forward into librarianship.

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Albrecht

Vickie Albrecht

Biological Sciences Librarian, University of Manitoba Libraries
I work in the Sciences and Technology Library on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. I received my Library Technician diploma from Seneca College, Ontario in 2009 before completing a M.L.I.S. in 2011. I have worked in public and academic libraries. I moved to Winnipeg... Read More →
avatar for Breanne Bannerman

Breanne Bannerman

Library Technician, Seven Oaks School Division
I will be offering a slightly different perspective to this conversation as I have a Master of Library and Information Science but am currently employed as a Library Technician. I completed my MLIS in 2013 at the University of Western Ontario. As part of my MLIS education, I earned... Read More →
avatar for Justin Fuhr

Justin Fuhr

Librarian, University of Manitoba
avatar for Kerry M Macdonald

Kerry M Macdonald

Library Director, Library Services
Kerry Macdonald is the Director of Library Services at Red River College where she is fortunate to work with a fantastic team. She graduated in 2004 with a Master of Library & Information Sciences degree from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked in a number of academic... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
St. Vital

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