Dr. Charles Julian is the Director of the Mary F. Shipper Library, and the Associate University Librarian of the Potomac State College of WVU, in Keyser, West Virginia. We asked him a few questions about his career and upcoming presentation at the WVLA Annual Conference 2016.
Dr. Julian, please describe your position. What do you do?
Responsible for leadership and growth of the Mary F. Shipper Library Team, supporting a service-oriented, user-centric environment which proactively supports excellence in teaching and learning. I enable the definition and articulation of the vision, mission, strategic directions, and priorities for the future of the library within a team that values creativity, teamwork, and innovation. Planning, budgeting, communication, and user support are key components of my position.
How long have you been a member of WVLA?
In some form or another (while residing in the state) since 1975
Do you serve on any of the Board, roundtables, committees, or divisions of the WVLA?
Not currently (have been back in WV for a year) but previously have served in various positions
What is your session title?
Uncovering Local Compelling Narratives By Writing Your Library’s Story
Please tell us what your session is about.
In their growth and development, libraries throughout the state create compelling narratives — historical insights into the challenges, quirky events, and interesting people who have been responsible for the growth and development of West Virginia libraries. This session will explore some of those compelling narratives and provide hints, tips, and techniques for libraries wishing to identify, document, and preserve the historical impact they’ve had in their communities.
Which audience are your sessions intended for?
All staff in the following libraries: academic, public, special, school, also trustees and friends.
How will the information in your presentation benefit libraries, librarians, or information professionals?
Attendees who subsequently choose to act upon identifying their local compelling library narratives will actively contribute to the historical tapestry of the state’s library and information community.
When you are not working, what is your favorite way to spend your free time?
Who has free time? The exploration of local history has been a lifelong passion.
Thank you Dr. Charles Julian for sharing your presentation information with us!
The West Virginia Library Association is pleased to have Dr. Charles Julian as a presenter at the WVLA Annual Conference 2016. We hope that you will join us on Friday, October 7 at 11:30 am to attend this presentation.
This year’s conference will be held at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV from October 5-7th.
For more information, please visit the following websites.