The Nominating Committee of the Middle East Librarians Association is soliciting nominations (and self-nominations) for two vacancies: 1. Vice President/Program Chair 2. Member-at-Large Both the Vice President and the Member-at-Large serve on MELA’s Executive Board. For a full description of the responsibilities of these office holders, please take a look at the bylaws. Nominees shall be selected from among members with good standing. Joining is easy and is open to anyone who is employed by an institution to service Middle East library materials in a professional capacity (selection, acquisition, cataloging, indexing, reference work, administration, and/or preparation of research tools), as […]
Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D., program head of the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, has been selected to serve as a mentor for early career and emerging scholars and librarians as well as those considering alt-ac, (alternative-academic) for Ph.D.s exploring career trajectories outside of tradition tenure-track professorships. Smith is serving as a mentor for both the Middle East Librarians Association and the Renaissance Society of America, and has been assigned a mentee from each organization at this time.