[Eril-l] ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing For) Retirement

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Wed Jun 24 08:33:27 PDT 2015

*Apologies in advance for multiple postings.*

ALCTS e-Forum: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing
For) Retirement

Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 2015

Moderated by Pamela Bluh and Jane Edmister Penner

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What images do you conjure up when you think of “retirement?” An AARP card?
Medicare? Caribbean beaches? Continuing Education? Travel? Sleeping until
noon? Reading the latest best-sellers? All of the above and then some!

This e-forum will give participants – and lurkers on the list
–opportunities to ask questions and share experiences to ease the
transition from a career in library services to the condition of

There is a lot of talk about the “graying” of the profession but less about
the kinds of things those who are ‘graying’ should consider. We hope that
sharing our experiences in navigating our way out of the work world and
into the world of retirement will stimulate a lively discussion.


Pamela Bluh retired from the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of
Maryland at the end of July 2014. She ‘resisted’ retirement for quite some
time, but now finds it hard to understand how she had time to work.

Jane Edmister Penner has worked at the University of Virginia for 27 years,
most recently as Director of Content Management Services (i.e., Technical
Services) and previously as Head of the Music Library. Professionally, she
has been active in the ALA/ALCTS Directors of Technical Services at Large
Research Libraries Roundtable and in the Music Library Association. She is
taking advantage of UVa’s option of a two-year “step-down” and will retire
in April 2016.

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters
of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The
e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email
address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate
with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two
to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an
electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have
registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you
choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and
unsubscribing online. (

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*
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