Sunday, November 21, 2010

Be very, very quiet -- I'm hunting jobs!

As the fall quarter begins to draw to a close, it's beginning to look a lot like job hunting season for soon-to-be full-fledged MS(LIS)es.

The Steinbright Career Development Center can help you develop your resume and fine tune your job applications. SCDC's Ken Bohrer shared a Power Point presentation on best practices with us during our resume review night last month, which we've made available as a Google Doc. His contact information is on the last slide.

Jen Lally, the iSchool's Career and Event Services Coordinator, is responsible for the practicum program and also can provide advice about the job search process. For more information on doing a practicum, see this handout or the iSchool website. You can contact Jen at lally AT Jen also shared this incredibly helpful post from academic librarian Joe Hardenbrook about all aspects of the library job search process.

If you are a member of the New Members Round Table, make sure you take advantage of the group's resume review service. If you are already a member of ALA, joining NMRT is easy, inexpensive (just $10) and extremely practical, connecting you to other new librarians and mentors throughout ALA. The NMRT page also has a bibliography of helpful links for all who are job hunting.

One final note: We'll post the link to last week's webinar -- Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate -- as soon as it is available.

If there are other career-related events or posts you would like to see during the winter or spring quarters, let us know in the comments or by sending us an email at drexelscala AT

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