Professional Organizations: AAIHS

AAIHSI stumbled across the African American Intellectual History Society when the Twitter hashtag #Charlestonsyllabus gained public attention. A group of librarians, professors and other intellectuals had thoughtfully compiled a list of the various works shared via twitter into one cohesive list.

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Once on AAIHS’ site, I began reading the archive of blog posts with interest.

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I subsequently signed up for the newsletter and joined the organization. The frequent posts serve as a reminder of my own desire to research topics related to African American history and inspire me to take steps towards contributing my own work.

Click here to learn more about AAIHS, its officers and mission.

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Professional Organizations: ACRL

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The Association of College and Research Libraries / Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter is dedicated to improving library services, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information, providing networking opportunities for librarians and seeking greater cooperation among academic and research libraries.

I recently completed an application to participate in the ACRL/NY Mentoring ProgramI was fortunate enough to be accepted and paired with a mentor whose advice quickly proved invaluable to me. We discussed my enrollment in the D4L program. She used her expertise as an instructional designer to guide me in selecting a relevant topic that I could continue with even after the completion of the program. We’ve also had one very meaningful exchange about my career goals. I look forward to continuing our  relationship in the new year.

To learn more about ACRL click, here.