Annual Conference Session
Doctoral Studies and Library Leadership Opportunities - An Open Discussion: Please join us for this discussion on librarians pursuing doctoral studies and how it has enhanced their leadership opportunities. Our speakers have pursued or are currently pursuing doctoral work in a wide variety of disciplines. This is an open invitation to all library workers interested in pursuing doctoral work but are not sure which paths to consider.
1. Mai Soua Lee-Cha or Niam Vws Tsab is a Hmong woman librarian and educator. who has worked in libraries for over 6 years at various academic institutions such as Fresno State University, Fresno City College, Reedley College, and College of the Sequoias. Mai Soua holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fresno.
2. Lynda Kellam is the Research Data Services Librarian at the UNC Greensboro's University Libraries and the Assistant Director of the International & Global Studies program. Starting July 1, she will be the Research Data Services Librarian at Cornell's Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER). She received her MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her MLIS from UNC Greensboro, and is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at UNC Greensboro.
3. Edith K. Beckett is head of Technical Services at the New Jersey State Library in Trenton, New Jersey. Ms. Beckett received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University School of Communication and Information in 2014.
4. Regina Gong is the OER Project Manager at Lansing Community College (LCC) in Michigan since 2015. Regina obtained her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) at Wayne State University and is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) Program at Michigan State University.
5. Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D., Ed.D. is the Director of Institutional Research & Training and an Assistant Professor at Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. Her current research agenda focuses on library assessment, collection analysis, evaluating educational technology tools, and information literacy-related assessment, with an emphasis on utilizing online training modules to increase students' information literacy skills and curb plagiarism.
6. Leo Lo is Associate Dean at Penn State University Libraries. He earned a M.S. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University; a M.A. in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut; and is currently pursuing an Executive Doctor of Education in Higher Ed Management at the University of Pennsylvania.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL
Meeting Type: Discussion Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.