Speed Career Event - An Evening of Mentoring & Networking

When:  Jun 21, 2023 from 17:30 to 19:30 (ET)

SLA-NY Community

proudly presents…

Speed Career Event: An Evening of Mentoring & Networking

Organized by Clara Cabrera, Jo Polanco and Lisa Lopez

Join us for an evening with experienced professionals in Library and Information Science. We welcome current students, recent LIS graduates who are interested in learning about the career opportunities, as well as current employees considering a move. 

During the event, a mentor will chat with each mentee for about 10 minutes to answer questions about the mentor's position, experience or field of library work, then move on to the next mentee.

This is a dynamic, fun and chance to network.

Mentors are:

Emma Davidson (she/her), Librarian II, The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

New York Public Library

Areas of Expertise: Special collections (rare books & archives), reading room management and research/reference services.


Eva Harris, Assistant Director of Research & Knowledge Services

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP

Areas of Expertise: Information management, electronic resources, leadership, department administration


Harry Gee, Associate Professor and Head of Information Services

CUNY Baruch College

Areas of Expertise: Hire and train part-time librarians; schedule all part-time and full-time librarians for all points of information services to assist patrons; teach 3 credit courses and trading floor Bloomberg workshops; Publish in academic scholarly journals such as “Library Trends”, “Library Quarterly”, and the “Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship”. Also have experience as - LexisNexis: Information Professional Trainer, Research and Competitive intelligence to investment bankers 

Julia Robbins, Deputy Librarian, NYC Municipal Library

New York City Department of Records & Information Services

Areas of Expertise: Collection management, digital asset management, reference


Kara Masciangelo (she/her/hers), Information Management Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Areas of Expertise:

Shaping strategy for robust, value-add research services for research. Supporting research economist in both academic research and policy work that supports the bank's mission, and Chairing FR systemwide workgroups


Lucy Curci-Gonzalez (she/her), Executive Director

New York Law Institute

Areas of Expertise: Law librarianship and law librarian administration' very active in professional associations at local, section, and national levels; currently runs a small non-profit that is the third oldest private membership law library in the country


Marijah Sroczynski (she/her), Research Operations Manager

Morrison Foerster LLP

Areas of Expertise: Law firm, cataloging, electronic resource management, technical services, knowledge management, manager/supervisor, technology


Stacie Calabrese, Vice President, Research Services


Areas of Expertise: Advertising research including industry trends and data, consumer behavior, advertising and marketing concepts, consumer behavior primary research, evaluation of databases, vendor selection and management, digital collection management, leadership and day to day management of practice area, including 5 information specialists


Tanisha Jones (she/her/hers), Independent Project Manager & Archivist

Jerome Robbins Foundation

Areas of Expertise: Audio and moving images archiving and preservation, curation, dance archiving


Thomas Eikenbrod, Corporate Research Specialist

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Areas of Expertise: Do research requests for Partners, Associates, Paralegals and Business Development people. Areas of specialty are  Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Governance Comp & Benefits, Finance and litigation. Business development and competitive intelligence.


Hope to see you there!


Offices of Kirkland & Ellis
601 Lexington Avenue (bet 53rd & 54th Streets)
Check in with security desk in the main lobby
New York, NY 10022