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Join us for a brownbag roundtable discussion of employment options for postdoctoral and post-MLIS scholars. Learn about the possibilities presented by grant-funded, short-term positions and how they can enhance your professional development.
Topics will include deciding to pursue fellowship positions, locating positions, kinds of work done in fellowships, transitioning into other employment and more.
Please note that the ThinkerSpace is a peanut-free environment.
Hannah Alpert-Abrams, PhD, is a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow in data curation for Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin (2017 to 2019). Her work bridges the fields of digital humanities, information science and scholarly editing. Alpert-Abrams is active in building networks and organizing with post-doctoral laborers. Learn more about her work or join the community at halperta.com/postdocs.
Alana Varner, MA, MSIS, is a project archivist in ASU's Distinctive Collections. Verner is currently working on a three-year project funded by a $450,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Titled "Engaging, Educating, and Empowering: Developing Community-Driven Archival Collections," this project is designed to build and expand community-driven collections in an effort to improve archival representation of historically marginalized communities in Arizona.
Wiley Larsen currently serves as program manager for the ASU Postdoctoral Affairs Office, a new initiative serving over 300 postdocs who conduct research at ASU. Larsen provides communications, event management and strategy for the Postdoc Office. Wiley is also an entrepreneur and startup enthusiast, and is co-founder of a company commercializing eye-tracking technology for diagnosing concussions and dementia.