Sunday, May 29, 2011

Webcast: Leveraging You! Developing an Online Presence for the Job Search and Beyond

Learn how social media can help you develop and maintain a personal brand and professional reputation. LIS students can leverage these tools to successfully land a position, develop a support network, and participate in the conversation of librarianship. The session will include practical tips, recommended sites, and best practices.

This interactive webcast will be presented by librarians Kiyomi Deards, Erin Dorney and Bohyun Kim and will include time for Q&A. If you'd like to submit a question to the presenters in advance, leave a comment below or contact SCALA via email, Twitter or Facebook.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6 pm EST

WHERE: Online!  If you missed the talk or would like to review, click here to view the slides and speaker notes.

Kiyomi Deards is Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln acting as a science librarian in the areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy.  She received a BS in Chemistry, with Minors in Music and History, from the University of Redlands, and a MSLIS from Drexel University. Kiyomi manages the web site of the Association of College and Research Libraries Residency Interest Group and maintains the personal blog The Library Adventures of Kiyomi on topics including librarianship, technology, science, education, career issues, diversity, library management, mentoring, and teaching.

Erin Dorney is the Outreach Librarian for the Millersville University Library in Pennsylvania. She received her MLIS & CAS-DL from Syracuse University and a dual BA in Communication/Journalism & English from St. John Fisher College and is completing a MA in English Creative Writing at West Chester University. Erin maintains the personal blog Library Scenester where she writes about new librarians, multi-generational library workplaces, academic libraries, sustainability, graphic design, outreach, social networking and more.

Bohyun Kim is the Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library in Miami, Florida. She received an MSLIS at Simmons College and MA at Harvard University and has worked in web services, e-resources management, digitization, reference, and instructional technologies. Boyhun maintains the personal blog Library Hat on librarianship, web design, digital services, information technology, Web 2.0., emerging technologies and other topics.