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Friday, March 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Librarian Returns To Work After Illness or Injury: Surviving At Work When You Are Busy Actually Surviving

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When a librarian returns to work after an extended medical leave for a serious illness or injury, there is rarely a known set of abilities, weapons, tools, or spells. The librarian is forced to renegotiate relationships with other adventurers as well as relearn the librarian’s own personality traits and ideals. It can be a lonely journey...

In this roundtable discussion, brave adventurers – err, librarians who have returned to work after an extended medical leave – will gather in a safe space, discuss how we survived our individual returns-to-work, and create a map for future adventurers. Please be prepared to share as much or as little as you'd like, keep others' stories confidential, and help contribute to a working document of best practices to help those who come after us.

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Alex Gallin-Parisi (she/her)

Instruction Librarian, Trinity University
At the library, I'm meeting with students in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and urban studies as well as serving as an academic advisor for undeclared majors as well as faculty advisor for the "football fraternity." I am also trying to keep equity alive on... Read More →
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Ashlee Brown (she/her)

Reference Librarian, Kenton County Public Library
2009 Graduate of Clarion University of PA, MLISI started as a shelver and have been moving up within the same library system for 15 years! I love KCPL. My current projects include digitizing our library promotions, crushing it on our social media committee, liaising with our library... Read More →
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Jill Cirasella

Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication, CUNY Graduate Center
At work, I spend a lot of time thinking about scholarly communication (broadly construed), ethical open access, library services for graduate students, and how great it is to spend some time with other people's research questions. Away from work, I mostly think about my people and... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Karen Brunsting

Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian, University of Memphis

Friday March 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902