National Library Week: Rush@Hagerty

National Library Week: Rush@Hagerty
Kathleen Turner
April 16, 2008
On Thursday, April 17th, Hagerty Library hosted Rush@Hagerty (formerly known as Rush@Rush), a networking event to introduce I School students to the plethora of library and information industry professional associations. Organized by Tim Siftar, Librarian for IST & Education, local representatives from over a dozen library associations were present to speak individually with students, while real-time chat via Meebo let distance learning students and others who couldn't attend participate. rush3-blog.gif
Hi, I really enjoyed participating –long distance- in the Rush Fair via IM. Thanks for organizing it. It is a great way to reach people like myself who do not live or work in your area. (I’m from Lebanon County near the middle of the state). . . . Thanks Rhanda Campbell Librarian Lebanon, PA
Participating organizations included:
American Association of Law Libraries
Art Libraries Society of North America
Association of College & Research Libraries – Delaware Valley Chapter (ACRL-DVC)
Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Delaware Valley Archivists Group
Drexel's IST Alumni Association (ISTA)
Drexel University SLA Student Chapter (DUSLA)
Drexel University Progressive Librarians Guild Student Chapter PLG
Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association
Medical Library Association – Philadelphia Chapter
Pennsylvania African American Library Association (formerly GOALS)
Pennsylvania School Librarians Association
Philadelphia Knowledge Management Group (KMG)
Special Libraries Association – Philadelphia Chapter (SLA)
Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) & SLA CI Division