We’re so proud of our ASIS&T Simmons co-chair, Jennifer Sunoo, for being select for ASIS&T’s 2021 New Leaders Program. As part of the program, Jennifer will receive an award that includes ASIS&T Annual Conference registration and travel support, and will work closely with a mentor who is a Chapter, SIG or Volunteer Leader in ASIS&T. We asked Jennifer a few questions about her thoughts on being selected for the program.
What are you looking forward to in participating in the New Leaders program?
I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what it’s like to serve in ASIS&T. I am excited to work with the ASIS&T Professional Development Committee and be mentored by Louis Spinelli, who is the chair of this committee. I am also thrilled at the prospect of meeting and getting to know other IS&T students and professionals from around the world who are members of ASIS&T.
What is your leadership experience(s) with ASIS&T? How have they shaped your career path?
I have been Co-Chair of the Simmons University Student Chapter of ASIS&T since fall 2020. I really enjoyed the experience and it influenced my decision to continue my education by pursuing my PhD in Library and Information Science at Simmons University.
How do you hope this program will impact your professional development?
As a member of the 2021 New Leaders Program cohort, I hope to learn more about what different professional development opportunities are available to those in the IS&T community. I look forward to learning about professional development opportunities I may be interested in participating in, and about how I can help other IS&T professionals learn about and participate in available opportunities.
If you would like to learn more about the ASIS&T New Leader’s Program, or are interested in applying, you can check out their web page for more information.