Calling all library and information science students and early career librarians! Please join us for this virtual event to hear from science librarians about their work and how and why they became science librarians.
The Penn Libraries’ STEM Libraries are pleased to partner once again with the Drexel University Library and Archives Student Association (DULASA) to host the Fourth Annual Spotlight on STEM Librarianship.
The goal of this event is to bring library and information science (LIS) students together to learn more about the dynamic field of STEM librarianship, with a focus on both physical and health sciences libraries, to encourage LIS students to consider a career in science libraries.
This year, the DULASA board has recruited a panel of speakers specializing in several aspects of STEM librarianship who are are all former intern and resident librarians from the Penn STEM libraries. We at the Penn Libraries are proud to follow the stellar career paths of these talented and highly skilled librarians who began their careers with us!
The panelists are as follows:
- Carol Howe is the Science Librarian at Haverford College, where she’s worked for the past six years. She is a branch librarian, so in addition to supporting faculty and students in the sciences, she also manages the science library space and the student workers that staff it. Carol has a BS in biology from the University of Delaware and her MSLIS from Drexel University. In her early career days, she was an intern at Penn’s Biomedical Library (now known as the Biotech Commons).
- Hope Lappen is the Life Sciences Librarian at NYU Libraries and serves as the subject specialist for life sciences, biology, genomics, environmental studies, and public health. Hope is a former Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her MLIS from the Pratt Institute in 2011 and she is working on a master’s in public health at NYU.
- Greg Laynor is a Senior Librarian at the Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a previous intern at the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Library, and he worked as the Medical Librarian at Temple University. Greg earned his master’s in library science from Clarion University; he also holds an MA in English from Temple and a PhD in English from the University of Washington.
- Becky Miller is a Senior Librarian at Thomas Jefferson University. She is part of the Information Services group supporting nursing students, faculty, and staff on the Dixon Campus. Rebecca was formerly an intern at Penn’s Biomedical Library (now known as the Biotech Commons), and she holds a BS in liberal science and a master’s in library science from Clarion University.