Hello Delaware Valley Chapter! This is Jess Denke, Public Services Librarian at DeSales University and Chapter Vice President. Thank you for electing me to serve you! I have already connected with the rest of the Chapter Board. They are a very enjoyable and industrious bunch. We are going to have a great year and I am looking forward to connecting with you personally.
One of my new responsibilities is to communicate to you the value of our programming and to encourage you to participate. ACRL/DVC connects librarians throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond. But, more than that, we seek to embolden our members and future members through connections that inspire and inform. We do this, in part, through a mentorship program.
We hope to expand the ACRL/DVC mentorship program, but we can’t do it without individuals who are willing to dedicate a few hours of their time to talk to aspiring librarians, early-career librarians, or librarians who are changing course. To make it even easier for you to sign up, we added a checkbox to the DVC membership form – please check if you would like to be a mentor! If you click “Edit Profile,” you’ll also see an option to become part of ACRL/DVC’s mentorship program. Please take this opportunity to get involved!
I know you can think of at least one person who has provided you with invaluable feedback and informed your professional practice. I think you can be that person for someone else. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to give me some advice for my time on the board please contact me at Jessica.Denke@desales.edu. I would love to hear from you. You can also read about and respond to my work on my blog: https://missjessmlis.wordpress.com/.