09/12/2012 04:08 PM
BATON ROUGE – Each year, LSU School of Library and Information Science, or SLIS, alumna
Nancy Faget collaborates with a student in the school to gain experience in the field.
This year, Kristen Cassidy, a graduate student working on her masters in Library &
Information Science, or LIS, helped organize a seminar on “Careers in Federal Libraries”
at the annual American Library Association conference.
Faget received a BS in Marketing in 1982 and a Master’s in Library & Information Science
in 1998, both from LSU.
“LSU educated many Fagets throughout the years,” said Faget. “The schools and faculty
are first class, and many in my family received an excellent education. My degrees
from LSU opened doors for me. I hope working with an LSU SLIS student each year will
help open doors for them.”
“Careers in Federal Libraries” was presented in Anaheim, Calif. by federal librarians
from agencies such as the Congressional Research Service, the General Services Administration
and the Department of Homeland Security. The seminar highlighted eight speakers who
shared information about their federal library positions and about current career
and internship opportunities in the field.
“As a federal employee, I’ve been able to help decision makers who are planning for
our nation’s future,” said Faget. “It’s exciting to see what you write appear in Congressional
Faget currently works at the Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, as a Branch Chief overseeing
the Information Resources Center. Faget and her staff work to edit and publish technical
reports and provide a host of information services to the scientific technical community
“From a student’s perspective, I think federal libraries tend to get overshadowed
by other LIS specializations,” said Cassidy, a native of Pottstown, Penn. “Many students
are unaware of the variety of positions available at the federal level, and that these
positions tend to be some of the most unique and highest paying in our profession.”
The School of Library & Information Science provides the only accredited master of
library & information science degree program in Louisiana. It prepares qualified individuals
for positions of responsibility in public and private libraries, archives and other
information organizations that provide a variety of services to their communities
and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields.
For more information on the LSU School of Library and Information Science, visit www.slis.lsu.edu.
On July 1, six university units realigned to create the College of Human Sciences
& Education. Through this reorganization of resources, LSU has created a high-profile
college that will have a major impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Louisiana
in the areas of social and human sciences. The college consists of the School of Education,
the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, the School of Library
& Information Science, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Social Work and the
University Laboratory School.
For more information about the College of Human Sciences and Education, visit www.lsu.edu/chse.
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012