McMaster Librarian Named to ALA Emerging Leaders Program

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McMaster's Science Fluencies Librarian, Andrew Colgoni, has been named as a member of the American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Emerging Leaders Program. Colgoni, who has been at McMaster since April 2009, is one of a small number of Canadians awarded membership in the program.

The Emerging Leaders program is a six-month development opportunity which "enables promising newer library workers to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity."  The program is in its sixth year.

Andrew works very closely with the iSci (Integrated Science) program from the shared Library/iSci spaces on the third floor of Thode Library.  Andrew holds a BSc. from the University of Toronto in Zoology, an MSc. in Animal Behaviour from the University of Guelph and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario.

As a librarian, Colgoni is interested in scientific communication, pedagogy and information literacy.  

"I believe the ALA Emerging Leaders Program will provide me greater insight into the kind of work that library organizations do", says Colgoni. "I am particularly excited about meeting new librarians from all across North America. I’m sure I will make connections that will be important throughout my career."