Palmer School of Library and Information Science Listservs: Palmer School listservs: New Librarian’s List (NEWLIB-L) “NEWLIB-L is a discussion list for librarians new to the profession who wish to share experiences and discuss ideas, issues, trends, and problems faced by librarians in the early stages of their careers. However, this list is also of interest to those who are considering becoming librarians, and to those established in the profession who might wish to mentor newcomers. The list is currently open to all librarians–academic, public, special, etc. NEWLIB-L currently has over 1300 subscribers from all over the world, from every aspect of librarianship, and at every stage in a librarian’s career.”
Nailing the Library Interview Getting that librarian position can be a daunting process. First, you write your cover letter and resume. You wait. Maybe you wait some more? P/T - Adjunct Ref Librarian, Queens College-CUNY (NY) Rosenthal Library, Queens College (City University of New York), Flushing, NY 11367 invites applications for a service-oriented, flexible, and collaborative part-time (adjunct) REFERENCE LIBRARIAN to assume duties immediately for the Spring 2015 semester, with the possibility of continuing in subsequent semesters. Current weekly schedule includes one full Wednesday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm and Fridays 11:00 A.M. to 3:00P.M., but days and/or hours are subject to change, including some evening and/or weekend hours. The successful candidate will: · Provide pro-active and in-depth reference service in all formats, i.e in-person, through e-reference, QuestionPoint, and by telephone.
Speak to Impress: Public Speaking Skills for Librarians and Archivists Public speaking is a vital skill in any profession. As librarians and archivists, we participate in meetings, provide instruction to the public, pitch to clients, and address colleagues regularly. Effective communication is key to conveying our messages, whether they inform, persuade, or direct. Content matters, and so does delivery. In order to maximize our credibility and showcase our expertise in the workplace, attention must also be paid to preparation, non-verbal cues, and more. Join us for this interactive 2-hour session that will provide practical tips for speaking before an audience.
Optimize your LinkedIn profile: 10 steps you should take LinkedIn is one of the most professional social media networks. It has more than 313 million members in more than 200 countries and territories. Professionals sign up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two members per second. As part of my job, I have had the opportunity to teach a 30 minute LinkedIn 101 class to hundreds of Forsythe employees. Here are my top 10 takeaways that I have boiled down on what every career professional should take to optimize their LinkedIn profile. ARLIS/NA JobList - Art Libraries Society of North America ARLIS/NA welcomes job postings from any organization which has opportunities that may be of interest to our membership. These may include full time, part time, contract, temporary, or internship/graduate assistantship. How to Post a Job Complete the ARLIS/NA JobList order form. The message will be posted to ARLIS-L and online.
Career Opportunities The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. Career opportunities in the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented in the Museum's collection, and require all levels of training, experience, and education for positions in administrative, curatorial, retail, security, trade, and professional areas. The Museum's renowned curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians.
HOWTO:Apply for a library job If you're new to the profession or haven't searched for a library position in a while, this guide is designed for you. It contains some checklists, guidelines, tips and tricks for how to get a library job. Questions candidates should ask are also listed.  Find Job Listings Here's where you can benefit from the nature of the profession. Librarians have a natural tendency to gather and organize information. Optimize your LinkedIn profile: 10 steps you should take LinkedIn is one of the most professional social media networks. It has more than 313 million members in more than 200 countries and territories. Professionals sign up to join LinkedIn at a rate of more than two members per second. As part of my job, I have had the opportunity to teach a 30 minute LinkedIn 101 class to hundreds of Forsythe employees. Here are my top 10 takeaways that I have boiled down on what every career professional should take to optimize their LinkedIn profile.
Infonista Welcome to Infonista, Kim Dority’s blog about all the incredibly cool things you can do with your information skills – and how to do them so you have fun, make money, and contribute value. A lot of my posts will be based on what I (or my LIS friends) have learned working as an information professional for over twenty years, sometimes as an employee but mostly as the founder and president of Colorado-based Dority & Associates, Inc. Over the years, my client projects have focused primarily on information strategy, information process design, research, writing, editing, and publishing. Throughout the course of my LIS career, I’ve had an opportunity to work with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in publishing, academe, telecommunications, online learning, healthcare, marketing, and public relations. I’ve written a couple of books, including Rethinking Information Work (Libraries Unlimited, 2006), and am working on a couple more.
61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads Note: I wrote this post in mid-December, and based it on current job openings. Some jobs may have already been filled and many postings have been taken down, so you may find some broken links. If you know of new links for these jobs or ones like them, please feel free to post them in the comments area. ~Mia At the beginning of the semester, way back in September 2011 when I’d only been in library school for a few weeks, I blogged about job opportunities for library and information science grads.