WESS Recruitment to the Profession
Purposes and Origins
Noting the shortage of academic librarian candidates with foreign language skills, a group of WESS members advocated that WESS take an active role in recruiting individuals with such linguistic abilities. In 2002, a subcommittee of WESS Research and Planning Committee was formed specifically to look at recruitment. On June 28, 2004, during its meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando, WESS Executive established the WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee as a standing committee. Its purpose is to promote academic librarianship as a career path for individuals with foreign language skills by collaborating with various organizations, making presentations, and otherwise disseminating information.
Current Committee Members
Chair: George I. Paganelis (2008-2010)
Claudia Alcala-Iniguez (2008-2010)
Eileen M. Bentsen (2008-2010)
Kathryn Mary Brooks (2008-2010)
Virginia Ann Cole (2007-09)
Michelle Emanuel (2008-2010)
Elisabeth Erin Pankl (2008-2010)
- Academic Librarianship & Foreign Languages Recruitment Page
- Job Shadowing Program
- ACRL Funding Opportunities for Recruitment Presentations
Meeting Schedules and Agendas
This site is an outreach project of the Western European Studies Section (WESS), a section within the Association of College and Research Libraries, itself a division of the American Library Association.
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