Friday, March 01, 2013
Alexandra Janvey shares practical job search advice learned from her personal experiences in the article "Slow and Steady Win the Race: Preventing Burnout during the Job Search." http://liscareer.com/janvey_burnout.htm
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
In her new LIScareer article "The Introvert's Guide to Networking" Megan Hodge says, "While the recession is technically over, library jobs are still hard to come by, and many of the jobs that are posted are filled by people who have connections with that employer. Even if you’re not currently looking for a job, the library world is a small one, and having a reputation for being a go-getter or an innovative thinker will improve your odds of being selected for special projects or committees, regardless of whether or not you applied for them." Read more at http://liscareer.com/hodge_networking.html.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In her article "A Day in the Life of a Library Associate for Learning Commons," Amanda Youngbar describes her position and shares advice for other students seeking library jobs.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Megan Hodge published a review of our book What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students in the Nov 2012 issue of NMRT Footnotes. http://www.ala.org/nmrt/news/footnotes/november2012/book-review-what-do-employers-want-guide-library-science-students
Thursday, November 01, 2012
With the state of the economy and rapid, ongoing technological changes in the field of library science, many information professionals have experienced changes themselves in their careers in recent years. These changes range from minor and relatively easy to adapt to (new procedures or software to learn, for example) to bigger and more difficult to bounce back from (such as an involuntary relocation or a layoff). Resilience = Easier, Quicker Recovery I have been advising librarians and LIS students for years and I have seen those who recoup quickly after job loss or other disappointments and those who don't. I've spoken to those who have managed to find work more than once since the recession began and have thriving careers despite the state of the economy and other obstacles. While you cannot make yourself entirely immune to change and its negative effects, there are things you can do to make it more likely you will recover in a shorter period of time. Read the rest of this article at http://liscareer.com/mehling_resilience.html.
Monday, October 01, 2012
"When Time Away Isn't Lost: Managing in Absentia" by Melanie Dunn. Bags packed. Itinerary in hand. Sin city - no, make that the ALA conference with its many allurements beckons. Wait, though… there’s something you’re forgetting. Oh, right, the department you left behind. How can they possibly get along without you? Read the rest of this article at http://liscareer.com/dunn_absentia.html.
Monday, September 03, 2012
Just published on LIScareer! Podell, Robert. "Preparing for an Interview for a School Library Media Specialist Position." http://liscareer.com/podell_slms.htm