Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celebrate the end of the Spring term with SCALA, DUSLA and DUSAA!

We'll be sharing a delicious dinner at New Delhi in University City (4004 Chestnut St.) on Friday, June 3 at 7 PM.

The dinner buffet is awesome and costs $11.95 (and there's also a full bar).

We hope to see you there! Questions? Email gbt25@drexel.edu.

Surviving the Job Search, Part IV

Our guest blogger series on surviving - and succeeding in - the job search continues with Peter Coyl, librarian at an international K-12 school in Taiwan.

Job searching can be tough. But it’s even tougher when there is economic hardship and Library jobs are being cut all over the country. Some people are lucky to live in an area that has an abundance of options, while others live in an area that seems to be saturated with more job seekers than there are jobs.

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.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

LinkedIn LinkUp

Are you LinkedIn? Professional online presence is an important part of the job search and way to continue to network with colleagues and engage in the conversation of libarianship. As part of our focus on career development in May, we're encouraging members to create or update their LinkedIn profiles and make as many connections as they can by the end of the month.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Surviving the Job Search, Part III

Our guest blogger series on surviving - and succeeding in - the job search continues with Jessica Evans Brady, Visual & Performing Arts Librarian at Florida State University.

The job search can be daunting. It can sometimes feel like you are sending resumes out into a black hole. It can be a challenge to stay optimistic and continue to put your best face forward. Here is my story of how I survived the job search and finally found a position that keeps me challenged, inspired, and gainfully employed.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Surviving the Job Search, Part II

Our guest blogger series on surviving - and succeeding in - the job search continues with Megan Good, Director of the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.

Hello everyone!

I’ve been asked to write a guest spot about my experience searching for librarian/archivist jobs in the vast ocean that it is. Since many of you probably haven’t met me, I thought that I would give some background information about myself and then jump into what worked for me, what didn’t and some tips that I’ve picked up along the way.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

iSchool Night at the Phillies on June 8

Let's go Phillies! The iSchool is sponsoring a night at the ballpark on June 8 at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets are available to students for just $15 each. Student group members get first dibs on tickets today! Click here for information on how to purchase and other details.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Check out this Event at the Penn Bookstore

The Googlization of everything : (and why we should worry) (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]

Surviving the Job Search, Part I

SCALA's guest blogger series debuts with advice from recent Drexel grads on surviving - and succeeding in - the job search. The first post is from Kiyomi Deards, Assistant Professor and Science Librarian with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries.

Job Search Timeline:

November 2009 – Submit first job application
June 2010 – Graduate from Drexel
July 2010 – Receive job offer from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
July 27 2010 – Move to Lincoln, NE
August 2 2010 – Start work at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Total time from first job application to job = 9 months

Advice for Job Seekers:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cool Careers: Culinary Library & Federal Archives

It's field trip time! Join us for an exciting library career event on Thursday, May 19 at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.

Library Tour: Feast your eyes on the culinary and hospitality collection.

Networking Reception: Mingle in the on-campus restaurant. Wine, cheese and appetizers will be generously provided by the The Restaurant School.

Career Panel: A conversation with dynamic librarians about their career paths, interesting collections and advice for students entering the field:

Madeline Copp, Academic Librarian at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, which grants Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management degrees.

Beth Bensman, Archives Specialist for The National Archives at Philadelphia, which maintains the historically significant Mid-Atlantic federal records from 1970 to the present.

This event is FREE but reservations are required.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to drexelscala@gmail.com by Monday, May 16.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Summer Special Collections Research Opportunities at Temple

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and Temple University Special Collections Division are pleased to invite you to explore the collections housed within the Temple libraries.   

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

First Friday at Yards in Philly

Join student groups SCALA, DUSLA and DUSAA for a casual networking event this Friday night. This is a public event—friends and partners welcome.

Yards Brewery's very first First Friday event: Local beer, food, art & crafts! Fudge & cupcakes from Betty's Speakeasy and local cheese & sausage from Birchrun Hills Farms. Paintings by Brad Carney and Brian Potash (Devilfish Ink). Local art & craft vendors. Live music by Gringo Motel, Chalk & The Beige Americans, and The Sideshow Prophets. Draft specials all night!

WHEN: Friday, May 6 from 5 pm - Midnight
$5.00 door charge starting at 7:30pm for the bands

WHERE: Yards Brewing Company, 901 N. Delaware Avenue - just north of Spring Garden Street at the intersection of Poplar Street and Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia

Get directions and SEPTA info.

No RSVP necessary, but check out the Facebook event.