My first year as an MLS student, I served as the Event Coordinator for SLIM-OR Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA). As the main organizer and facilitator of activities such as library tours, lunchtime speakers, social activities, and the annual librarian prom I quickly felt a deep connection to my colleagues and community. My second year I served as the Co-President of SCALA and continued fostering professional growth and community development by collaboratively providing both professional and social networking opportunities for SLIM-OR students and Portland-area librarians.
During my time as a SIL Intern and in my current position as the Read/Write Library Outreach Coordinator, I continue to learn the value of event planning, marketing, and execution. Below are examples of fliers I designed for events that I collaboratively coordinated.