Career Development Seminar: Librarianship
Join Laura Surtees on February 16, 4-5pm EST for a career development seminar on librarianship. Laura Surtees has a background in Greek archaeology, receiving her PhD in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College in 2012. For 20 years, she excavated in Israel, Italy, Ukraine, and Greece. In Greece, she worked as the Field Director and Assistant Director of the Kastro Kallithea excavations in Thessaly and wrote her dissertation on urbanism in Thessaly focusing on Kastro Kallithea as a case study. After finishing her PhD, she taught for a few years at University of Pennsylvania and Franklin and Marshall before shifting her career focus to librarianship. In 2015, she became a Research and Instruction Librarian and the Coordinator of Rhys Carpenter Library, a specialty library focused on archaeology, classics, art history and architecture at Bryn Mawr College. As the subject librarian, she stays connected to the discipline through collection development (buying books), curating databases and research guides and instruction classes. Teaching information literacy allows Surtees to help students navigate the research process and develop their information skills while connecting them to discipline-specific research on the ancient world. She also manage a physical space of the library where she has incorporated digital scholarship into the physical space by projecting digital color onto sculpture in the library to promote the value and importance of ancient polychromy and to create a more welcoming library space. Librarianship combines her academic background with an interest in supporting student success and teaching them the value of information literacy.
Registrants will receive the zoom link 24 hours before the seminar.