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SLIS Students Attend the 2010 Spectrum Leadership Institute

Last week SLIS Graduate Assistants Alicia K. Long and Shalu Gillum, both 2009-2010 Spectrum Scholars, attended the Spectrum Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.. Sessions focused on introducing attendees to the profession, fostering diversity within the library community, and building job skills.  

Over 60 Spectrum Scholars and Reach 21 scholarship recipients also participated in an interactive mock interview, along with several networking opportunities. One of the highlights of the two and a half day event was the Professional Options Fair sponsored by OCLC.  

Professional Options Fair at the Spectrum Institute


The Institute closed with remarks by representatives of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Library of Medicine, and culminated with a moving call to action by one of Spectrum’s main champions, Dr. Betty Turock.  

USF SLIS students Gillum and Long wish to congratulate the newest Spectrum Scholars Sylvia Martinez and Yrenes Fornes, and encourage everyone at USF SLIS to support the Spectrum Scholarship program, which provides such great opportunities for students and a thoroughly formative experience to develop new leaders in the profession. Financial support can be provided trough the Spectrum Presidential Initiative. Remember, “the future is overdue”!  

USF SLIS Spectrum Scholars Shalu Gillum and Alicia Long at the Spectrum Institute


AKL & sdg


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