Guthrie and Malerba on Developing Collaborative Communities

Larry Guthrie, Inter-Library Loan Librarian
Covington & Burling LLP
Douglas T. Malerba, Research Librarian 
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Summary: Everything old is new again — Collaboration among libraries is the latest buzz word for developing communities and resource sharing as well as marketing and professional promotion.  Doug Malerba from McKenna Long and Aldridge will speak about collaborating as a full-time telecommuting librarian.

Audio File:  Click here to listen [Requires log-in to AALL Community]     Handout: Collaboration in Libraries

Biographies:

Larry Guthrie has collaborated with libraries as Inter-Library Loan Librarian with Covington & Burling LLP for 16 years and previously with George Washington University Law Library for 5 years.  He holds an MSLS from Catholic University of America, an MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a BS in Psychology from Georgetown University.  Larry is a co-author of the book Historical Aspects of Cataloging and Classification (2003), has written over 40 articles, and has been acknowledged in 8 books, articles and films.  He was a Moderator of the White House Conference on Libraries, collaborated with Congressman Major Owens’ office on the article “Training of Top Librarians for Information Supply” which coincided with his introduction of HR 906, 103d Congress 1st Session requiring the Librarian of Congress to be a Librarian, and was acknowledged in the film “Charles Horsky: A Life Well Led” shown at the US Supreme Court sponsored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Doug Malerba has worked as a research librarian for the Washington, D.C. office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP for the past six years.  In the summer of 2009, Doug moved out of the city and into the suburbs of Connecticut while continuing to work as a part-time remote employee. Now a full-time telecommuter, he works as the library liaison to his  firm’s government affairs practice and assumes many of the library’s legislative duties.  He also regularly collaborates with other law libraries around the country while handling his firm’s interlibrary loan duties. Doug received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.

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