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IS Lab Forum Friday: Panel on Non-Traditional LIS Careers

April 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us this Friday, April 24, at 12:30pm for a panel discussion on non-traditional LIS career paths. Please register for this event, and stay tuned for more details.
Jill Christ, Principal Consultant, Illustrative Insights
As an experienced leader in product development and user-experience research, Jill Christ focuses on user-centered design and customer centricity, and using qualitative research approaches to deeply understand customer needs. She runs customer councils, beta programs, iterative usability test sessions, contextual inquiries, diary studies, and more. Her research informs design decisions and strategic business decisions. Jill’s interests include creative and imaginative approaches to customer centricity, and building a strong community and corporate culture. Her specialities include: remote user testing, affinity diagramming, card sorting, conducting jobs-to-be-done studies, usability recruitment, low-fidelity prototyping; focus group moderation, usability session facilitation, focus groups, and council/round table meetings.
Reeta Sinha, Academic Licensing Manager, Springer Nature
Reeta Sinha has been the Springer Nature Academic Licensing Manager for university libraries in the southwestern U.S for 5+ years. She has worked in academic libraries and in the library industry for over 25 years and has been an active member of professional organizations such as ALA and NASIG. Reeta’s academic positions include Head of Collection Development at the UNLV Libraries, Head of Collection Management at the Emory University Health Sciences Center Library, Director of Serials at the Texas Medical Center Library in Houston and Resource Management Librarian at Lane Medical Library, Stanford University. Reeta was also a Senior Collection Development Manager with YBP Library Services from 2006-2011. Reeta has a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Houston, and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas. Her specialities include collection development, ebooks, acquisitions workflows, approval plans, licensing, and academic libraries sales.
Linda Tadic, Founder & CEO, Digital Bedrock
Linda Tadic is Founder/CEO of Digital Bedrock, a managed digital preservation service that helps libraries, archives, museums, producers, studios, artists, and individuals preserve their digital content. She is also an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Information Studies program teaching two courses: Digital Asset Management, and Media Description and Access. She was previously an adjunct professor in NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. Her over 35 years’ experience includes positions at ARTstor, HBO, the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, Pacific Film Archive, the Getty Research Institute, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Linda consults and lectures on digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, copyright, metadata, and the impact of digital preservation on the environment. She is a founding member and former President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), and is currently on the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Coordinating Committee. Linda earned her MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley; she also holds an MFA from UC San Diego, and a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts.
Lauren Trujillo, Foundation Director, Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation
Lauren Trujillo first came to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where she received a B.A. in History. She recently received her Masters in Library and Information Science from UCLA. She has worked with several nonprofits and organizations in Santa Barbara including the Isla Vista Memorial Project, the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. She sits on the board for the Santa Barbara Women’s Literary Festival and volunteers with the nonprofit Self Enquiry Life Fellowship in Montecito. As Gift Operations Manager at SFMOMA she managed over 60,000 members and assisted with the re-opening campaign after a three-year closure. Her background in nonprofit fundraising is diverse and aligns with the needs of the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation.

The panel will be moderated by recent alum Julie Botnick (MLIS ’19). As Education and Outreach Librarian with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM, PSR), Julie’s responsibilities include outreach to public health, community health, and health professionals; managing sub-award projects; evaluation and data collection; and developing educational materials and presentations. Julie received a Master of Library and Information Science degree from UCLA. She has worked at a broad range of repositories, including the archives at 20th Century Fox, Zion National Park, and the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives in West Hollywood. She has a background in education and program development, including development of educational texts, conferences, and training in outdoor, food, and environmental education; working as an educator at a living history museum; managing a business education institute for artists; and teaching undergraduates in the UCLA Department of History.