Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New Writing Consultant

I just got this from my friend Bob Schatz, who wrote a chapter called "Effective Writing for the Career Librarian" in The Librarian's Career Guidebook:

"I am pleased to announce the opening of my office offering writing services to the library/publishing/vending community. Over the years I’ve become aware that much of what organizations send out falls short of its objectives. At worst, it casts an unprofessional light on the organization, negatively impacts results, and damages important relationships. My hope is to help libraries, library associations, publishers, and vendors serving libraries produce clear, effective communiqu├ęs, in whatever form they take. I invite you to visit my website, www.impact2info.com, for a detailed look at the services I now offer.
I am, as always, at your service.
Best regards,
Bob Schatz
Business & Professional Writing Services
www.impact2info.com
ph: 503-706-5204"

Monday, June 23, 2008

ACRL New Member Discussion Group meeting at ALA Annual Conference

Going to Annual in Anaheim? Join us for the ACRL New Member Discussion Group on Saturday, June 28th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Hilton Anaheim, Balboa C (Right after the the ACRL 101 session and located in the same hotel)*Building a more hireable you: Developing your resume from the inside out*Whether you are currently on the job market or just looking to updateyour resume or CV, join us to discuss tips for developing unique skills that will help you stand out. We'll also talk about tips on how to create a winning online portfolio (as well as provide some great examples!). The ACRL New Member Discussion group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year--at both ALA conferences--to chat about whatever is on our minds. It's an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.Questions? Interested in getting involved? Contact Merinda Hensley, Convener, ACRL New Member Discussion Group, mhensle1@illinois.edu

Monday, June 02, 2008

LIScareer temporarily suspending publication

LIScareer will temporarily stop publishing new articles due to technical, financial, and time issues. We hope to begin publishing again soon, but right now we just can't say when. Thank you very much for visiting LIScareer. We hope that you will continue to enjoy the articles that are on the site.

Priscilla & Rich

June 2008 LIScareer Articles

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

TLA Conference Program

Priscilla will be speaking at the Texas Library Association Conference in Dallas on April 18, along with Beverley Geer, Michelle Millet, Delene de la Rose, and Dawn Vogler. Here's the program description: The Librarian Chronicles: Career Options for Librarians. Ever wondered about transferring to a different type of library? Is the grass really greener? A panel of professionals will share the joys, sorrows, and humorous challenges they face in their unique library environments.

Google Book Search

Limited previews of A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science and The Librarian's Career Guidebook are now available on Google Book Search!

Monday, January 07, 2008

ACRL New Member Discussion Group meeting at ALA Midwinter

Going to ALA Midwinter? Join us for the ACRL New Member Discussion Group on Saturday, January 12, 2008, 10:30 am - noon, The Marriott Philadelphia — Room 405

We'll be talking about the things you wish you had learned in library school including marketing, teaching skills and whatever else you've encountered as a new librarian. Share your ideas and experiences with others while brainstorming ways to get more experience. The ACRL New Member Discussion group is for new (and aspiring) academic librarians. We meet twice a year--at both ALA conferences--to chat about whatever is on our minds. It's an opportunity for networking and a friendly place to ask any questions you have about succeeding in ACRL.

Questions? Interested in getting involved? Contact Merinda Hensley, Convener, ACRL New Member Discussion Group, mhensle1@uiuc.edu

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Lisjobs launches discussion forums

Just got this press release from Rachel Singer Gordon over at Lisjobs.com:

LISjobs.com Launches Online Community
New discussion forums now open

LISjobs.com, the largest free library career portal on the Internet, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online community for librarians. Devoted entirely to career development and job hunting, these forums provide a space for librarians, LIS students, library workers, and information professionals to discuss professional development issues: http://lisjobs.com/forum/.

“I’m excited to be able to offer this space for collaboration and discussion,” says Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster, LISjobs.com. “As librarians, we know that we work and learn best in community -- I look forward to watching the forums grow.” Current forum moderators include:

Michael Stephens, LIS schools
Jess Bruckner, Jumpstart your career
Meredith Farkas, Professional development and participation
Susanne Markgren, Talking tenure
Kim Dority, Professional writing
Sophie Brookover, Work/life balance

In recent related developments, Info Career Trends, LISjobs.com’s professional development newsletter, has moved to the Wordpress platform to better serve its subscribers. Its long-time career Q&A columnists, Tiffany Allen and Susanne Markgren, have moved to their own blog, and author/entrepreneur Kim Dority joins in with her new monthly column on “Rethinking Information Careers.”

Info Career Trends continues to fill an underserved niche, devoted entirely to career and professional development issues for librarians and information professionals. The newsletter and column content are accessible at: http://www.lisjobs.com/career_trends/. Rachel Singer Gordon shares: “I’m so pleased to bring Kim on board, and to watch the Library Career People column evolve in its new blog format. I look forward to hearing others’ opinions across the LISjobs.com online community.”

LISjobs.com, launched in 1996, provides free library-related job listings to both employers and job seekers, as well as related services from resume postings to career development blogs.