The Library Musings of Jaime Huaman

Archive for the month “February, 2012”

Use your social media accounts to find a job!

Join the ALA JobLIST Placement Center’s free Online Career Chat “Using Social Media for the Most Effective Job Search” on Thursday, Feb 23 and discuss how social media makes your job search more effective.

If you’re only responding to posted job ads by sending out a resume and then hoping to get a call or an interview, you can do a lot more to take control of your search and make it more effective. We’ll focus in this chat on social media tools and other strategies that every savvy job seeker needs to know about—and use—to increase their  network, find out about new opportunities, and promote themselves and  their skills to potential employers.

The chat is on Thursday, Feb 23, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central) Register at http://bit.ly/yUSeEK

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Scholarships available for students interested in federal libraries

The Federal Librarians Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Award is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal Library. The student will receive an award of $1,000 to support attendance at the next ALA Annual Meeting. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Students nominate themselves for this award and must provide a letter of reference.

The Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Students nominate themselves for this award must provide a letter of reference.

For more information about FAFLRT awards and/or to complete an online
nominations form, visit: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/faflrt/initiatives/awards/index.cfm

 

Webinar Alert! “New Career Pathways for Information Professionals”

As a library and information science professional, you have developed valuable skill sets that are being used in new ways and are increasingly applied in a diverse array of information environments. New job roles and new opportunities have emerged to meet the changing information landscape – both inside libraries and in non-traditional job settings. This session will encourage you to think broadly about how to use your MLIS skill set and to consider strategies for pursuing alternative career paths.

Join the San Jose State University School of Information & Library Science today at 5:30 p.m. PT for this webinar presented by Dr. Sandra Hirsh
Professor and Director, SJSU SLIS.

Location: Live using Collaborate
Live URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2011274&password=
M.C033C61D240F36CBE8D02D91E2F085

Password: not required

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