Katelyn Angell, reference and instruction librarian at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Library has been selected as the 2014 Emerging Leader for the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). The ALA Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain insight of the ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.
Beginning at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, ELs will meet for a daylong introductory session followed by six months of project engagement through online learning and networking environments. At the end of the program, ELs will present their project results with a poster session display at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. As the RUSA Emerging Leader, Angell will collaborate with other ELs on the project of their choosing. Angell will also have the opportunity to work closely with RUSA leadership throughout the year.
Angell received her MLIS in 2009 from St. Johns University, and her BA in Psychology and English from Wesleyan University. She is currently working on her MA in Psychology from Long Island University. Prior to her current position she worked at Sarah Lawrence College as a social sciences reference librarian. She has authored and co-authored several publications in the Library and Information Science field and has presented at numerous conferences. Her research interests include games based library instruction, the organization of information, and community outreach.
On behalf of the RUSA community, welcome, Katelyn! We look forward to working with you!