Molly Kuramoto works as a Library Technician for the Lexmark Library, located in Lexington, Kentucky. She became a member of SLA in 2013. Molly currently serves as the Director-at-Large for the Kentucky Chapter and previously served as a council member on the First Five Years Advisory Council during 2015.
Reaching Out: Tools for Student Chapters’ Distance-Learning Members
By Molly Kuramoto
Words from Outside New York contributor
At the Mid-Winter Meeting of the SLA Kentucky Chapter, one of the topics of discussion was the status of the Kentucky Student Chapter. In recent years, membership in the student chapter gradually declined until it became inactive. As the librarians of the Kentucky Chapter try to re-establish an active student chapter, they will face an increasingly common challenge: a growing number of distance-learning students.
By Emma Davidson
Can you say for sure that you know exactly what this year will hold for you? I know I can’t. Even the best-laid plans can go awry, and unexpected obstacles lurk behind every corner. Change doesn’t have to be bad, of course, so please don’t think me unduly pessimistic, although even good change can bring adjustments of its own. How about if everything stays on track and you successfully meet your goals – what then? A new set of goals of course, and the target moves once again. Continue reading