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UW-Milwaukee Master of Library & Information Science Info Session

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We invite you to join the UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies (SOIS) for a panel discussion on the dynamic field of Library & Information Science. Learn how your unique background along with the specialized skills and practical experiences gained through a graduate degree in Library & Information Science can lead to rewarding career opportunities. From our degree concentrations and coordinated degree options to the flexibility of our course delivery – online, onsite, full time or part time – a graduate degree is within your reach at UW-Milwaukee’s iSchool.

Learn more by attending our online information session on Monday, June 28, 2021. Our panel of alums will share information about their unique career paths and journey in the program. Representatives from the School of Information Studies will share a brief overview of the program and answer any questions you might have.

Monday, June 28, 2021
4
:00 – 5:00pm CDT (online event)

 
 

Please register to receive a link to join the session.

Panel Participants will include:


Mollie Beaumont

Public Services Librarian

East Washington Branch, Indianapolis Public Library

Mollie Beaumont currently serves as a Public Services Librarian at the East Washington Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. This role brings her back to storytime, programming, and community outreach where she focuses on promoting literacy and learning to underserved populations, including the Hispanic population in the neighborhood area. Prior to this role, she served as a Supervisor Librarian for Central within the same system, where she recruited staff, focusing on DEI initiatives. She also recently joined a network to promote library services to local businesses and schools.
She earned an MLIS from UW Milwaukee in 2014, where she focused on youth services in a public library setting. Her undergraduate degree, a BA in English: Literature Analysis, has allowed her to refine her readers’ advisory skills to serve patrons from all walks of life. Spanish is a second language that allows her to bridge the gaps in service within her community.

 


Dezirae Brown

Web Editorial Producer
Trek Bicycle


Victoria Peters MM/MLIS

Scholarly Communication & Cataloging Librarian
DePauw University


Mark A. Zimmerman

Librarian Associate
Milwaukee Public Library

Mark Zimmerman graduated from the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at UW-Milwaukee with an MLIS degree this past May. Mark is currently working as a Librarian Associate at the Milwaukee Public Library. In his final semester at SOIS he conducted fieldwork in collaboration with the Wisconsin Library Association. Before pursuing a degree in LIS, Mark taught high school English for almost two decades. Mark has a love and passion for helping and connecting with others. It has been a dream of his to become a librarian and now that he has completed his degree, Mark hopes to get hired as a permanent librarian at the Milwaukee Public Library and make his dream come true!

Panel Participants will include:


Mollie Beaumont

Public Services Librarian

East Washington Branch, Indianapolis Public Library

Mollie Beaumont currently serves as a Public Services Librarian at the East Washington Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. This role brings her back to storytime, programming, and community outreach where she focuses on promoting literacy and learning to underserved populations, including the Hispanic population in the neighborhood area. Prior to this role, she served as a Supervisor Librarian for Central within the same system, where she recruited staff, focusing on DEI initiatives. She also recently joined a network to promote library services to local businesses and schools.
She earned an MLIS from UW Milwaukee in 2014, where she focused on youth services in a public library setting. Her undergraduate degree, a BA in English: Literature Analysis, has allowed her to refine her readers’ advisory skills to serve patrons from all walks of life. Spanish is a second language that allows her to bridge the gaps in service within her community.

 


Dezirae Brown

Web Editorial Producer

Trek Bicycle

—–need bio & photo——Jessica C. Neal (Jes) is a Black, queer, millennial archivist and memory worker from Mobile, AL. She received her BA in African World Studies from Dillard University and her MLIS in Archival Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to her work in academia, Jes has centered her career and research on building frameworks around the ethics of documentation that focus on Black-led social movements, Black literary history and culture, art, and liberation throughout the diaspora, with a specific emphasis on the Black American experience. She is committed to partnering with communities of color to recover, document, and maintain autonomy over the processes in which their narratives are preserved and accessed, particularly through the oral history tradition and digital environments. She is primarily able to do community work as a workshop facilitator for the national organization, Documenting the Now (DocNow). Jes has experience working in academic libraries and archives, historical societies, federal government, and private sector organizations as an archivist and records manager. She currently labors as the Sterling A. Brown Archivist at Williams College, Records Management Program Assistant at MIT, and manages her own archival consultancy, Rememory Consultants.

 


Victoria Peters MM/MLIS

Scholarly Communication & Cataloging Librarian

DePauw University

—-need bio & photo—-Tiffany Thornton an UWM alum two-fold, has worked at the UWM Libraries in various positions since 2012, and believes in the impact and significance of public service. In her current role as the Outreach & Community Engagement librarian, Tiffany coordinates library experiences for local K-12 students, with the goal of making college an attainable post-secondary option for a greater number of students. On campus, she works with diverse student populations, assuring their awareness of library resources and services through programming and outreach, and coordinates library represented orientations and recruitment events for incoming groups. In addition, she chairs the Library Advisory on Diversity Committee and serves on both the Veterans Advisory Council to the Chancellor and the Multicultural-Network. 


Mark A. Zimmerman

Librarian Associate
Milwaukee Public Library

Mark Zimmerman graduated from the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at UW-Milwaukee with an MLIS degree this past May. Mark is currently working as a Librarian Associate at the Milwaukee Public Library. In his final semester at SOIS he conducted fieldwork in collaboration with the Wisconsin Library Association. Before pursuing a degree in LIS, Mark taught high school English for almost two decades. Mark has a love and passion for helping and connecting with others. It has been a dream of his to become a librarian and now that he has completed his degree, Mark hopes to get hired as a permanent librarian at the Milwaukee Public Library and make his dream come true!

For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact us.

UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies
(414) 229-4707  |  soisinfo@uwm.edu

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Date:
June 28
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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