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Discussion Free Webinar Tomorrow, Getting Unstuck in Your Job Search

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 02:48 pm

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 12 - 1pm (Central) for a free webinar 

 'How to Get Unstuck in Your Job Search'

It's the New Year - and the best time of all to get a new start on a job search or professional development strategy. In this webinar, we'll look at ways we can get can get ourselves stuck, and then look at new techniques for moving ahead that we may have been reluctant to try.

Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 12 - 1pm (Central) for a free webinar 

 'How to Get Unstuck in Your Job Search'

It's the New Year - and the best time of all to get a new start on a job search or professional development strategy. In this webinar, we'll look at ways we can get can get ourselves stuck, and then look at new techniques for moving ahead that we may have been reluctant to try.

Come ready to find out what gets YOU stuck and what you can do about it. You should also be prepared to choose and implement at least two new techniques to gain momentum in your job search - whether you're staying in traditional librarianship or trying new career opportunities.

To register, go to:  https://ala.ilinc.com/register/hpvstrv.

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Discussion Career Chat this Thursday 12noon (Central)

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 03:18 pm

Join Us for Our Next Online Career Chat on Thursday, November 17th.

 

Our topic will be Career Communication Documents - including that all-important resume

 

Provided by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center

 

Register: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/yzvtszr

 

Join Us for Our Next Online Career Chat on Thursday, November 17th.

 

Our topic will be Career Communication Documents - including that all-important resume

 

Provided by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center

 

Register: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/yzvtszr

 

Your resume is still one of the best tools for your job search and career advancement strategy.  However, resumes - how they look and what they need to communicate - have changed.  And other communications documents like your profile, your cover letter and your business cards, have become more important.  Bring your ideas, your questions, and any resources you'd like to share with others to our next chat session.  And be ready to join a great discussion about communicating your value to prospective employers.

 

Our facilitator will be career expert, Caitlin Williams.  Caitlin has been in the field of career development for more than 20 years. She writes, speaks, conducts research and coaches individuals on ways to continue growing professionally, as well as ways to remain employable in a challenging economy. She is on the faculty of San Jose State University in Calif.

 

Caitlin has been partnering with ALA for nearly 10 years to offer individuals help with managing their careers, and providing one-on-one career counseling sessions in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during ALA conferences. 

 

Register for the chat at: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/yzvtszr.

 

Beatrice Calvin

Program Officer, Placement/Recruitment

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment

American Library Association

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

bcalvin@ala.org

800/545-2433 ext. 4280

312/280-4280

www.ala.org/hrdr

 

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Discussion Tips for Getting Unstuck in Your Job Search Free Online Chat

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 02:44 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2011 

Free Online Q & A Chat with Caitlin Williams  

Focus: Tips for Getting Unstuck in Your Job Search 

Register: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/ssjbmxy

Sponsored by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center

 

 

Thursday, October 27, 2011 

Free Online Q & A Chat with Caitlin Williams  

Focus: Tips for Getting Unstuck in Your Job Search 

Register: https://ala.ilinc.com/register/ssjbmxy

Sponsored by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center

 

 

Come join the ALA JobLIST Placement Center and Caitlin Williams for a facilitated online chat to learn and share resources for moving your job search forward.  As a professional community, librarians are amazing when it comes to knowing valuable resources and sharing those resources with others.  This one hour online chat will give you a chance to both contribute what you know and pick up more tips for finding that next opportunity.  And - to make it even more valuable, the chat will be facilitated in a way that will let you leverage your learnings even more.  Over the hour, your facilitator will help you build on contributions from others and move the discussion forward.  We'll note and share resources and ideas for finding openings, applying for openings, taking the next step in your search, dealing with challenges you're facing while unemployed - and we'll sum up by looking at best practices you can use to get unstuck in your job search and move closer to your next opportunity.

 

The facilitator will be Dr. Caitlin Williams.  Caitlin has been in the field of career development for more than 20 years. She writes, speaks, conducts research and coaches individuals on ways to continue growing professionally, as well as ways to remain employable in a challenging economy. She is also on the faculty of San Jose State University in Calif.  Caitlin has been partnering with ALA for nearly 10 years to offer individuals help with managing their careers.  She provides free one-on-one career coaching sessions at ALA conferences.

 

For more information, contact Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org.

 

 

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Discussion Free Webinar Tomorrow, Wed. Oct. 12

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 04:14 pm

ALA JobLIST Placement Center offers free webinar to help library workers cope with uncertain workplace environments

 

The American Library Association JobLIST Placement Center will offer a free webinar entitled ‘Mastering the Art of Resiliency in an Uncertain Workplace’ on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Central).  To register, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/905578681.

 

ALA JobLIST Placement Center offers free webinar to help library workers cope with uncertain workplace environments

 

The American Library Association JobLIST Placement Center will offer a free webinar entitled ‘Mastering the Art of Resiliency in an Uncertain Workplace’ on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Central).  To register, go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/905578681.

 

Are you one of the many professionals who go to work each day feeling anxious or overwhelmed because of increased responsibilities and uncertainty in the workplace?  If so, you may be missing important opportunities to take better care of yourself and your career.  Learning how to practice resilience is key to thriving at work right now.  Join us for this important webinar where you’ll learn strategies for flourishing at work.  We’ll discuss how to get off the anxiety fence, how to become exceptional at what you do, how to make friends with “Plan B”, and most importantly, how to take exceptional care of yourself today while you also  focus on the career direction you want for yourself tomorrow.  

 

This webinar is the first in a series being offered by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center designed to help library workers cope with current employment situations.  They will be presented by Dr. Caitlin Williams, Ph.D., a career development consultant and coach.  Dr. Williams works with individuals and organizations to create and implement professional development initiatives.  She focuses on helping professionals leverage their talents in ways that truly make a difference. Dr. Williams has partnered with ALA for more than 10 years to provide workshops, podcasts, webinars, and one-on-one career counseling sessions. Dr. Williams also teaches in the master’s program in Counselor Education at San Jose State University

 

For more information, email Lorelle Swader at lswader@ala.org, or Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org.

 

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Discussion NMRT Resume Review Service at ALA Annual conference ---- online registration available now

by Haiyun Cao on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 02:51 pm

Job hunting? Applying for a promotion? Just want to get your resume in shape? The NMRT Resume Review Service is for you! Librarians from all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered to help you make your resume shine!

Our Services are open to anyone attending ALA 's Annual Conference and will be available from 9 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2011. Resume reviewers are located in the Placement Center which will be in the Morial Convention Center, Hall J.

Job hunting? Applying for a promotion? Just want to get your resume in shape? The NMRT Resume Review Service is for you! Librarians from all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered to help you make your resume shine!

Our Services are open to anyone attending ALA 's Annual Conference and will be available from 9 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2011. Resume reviewers are located in the Placement Center which will be in the Morial Convention Center, Hall J.

Walk ins are welcome but this year, we are encouraging advanced registrations for individuals who wish to have their resumes reviewed.

Pls use the registration form to request an appointment:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dEpkUUU3eGk3WTVVbXFaMU0xUUlxblE6MQ#gid=0

More information about the service is available on the Resume Review Service
wiki:http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com/

Looking forward to seeing you at Annual!

NMRT Resume Review Service Committee

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Discussion Masters in Library Science question

by Danielle Langehaug (non-member) on Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Hello,

Hello,

 I am considering getting my masters in Library Science.  I have a BA in History from MSUM in Moorhead, MN.  Because of time and money I am considering doing my Masters in Library Science in the UK.  The program is one full calendar year, and even after exchange rates, is more affordable than 2 year programs here in the US.  My question is, has anyone gone this route?  Or know someone who has?  My main concern is even though the schools I am looking at, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and City University London, are accredited by CILIP what-if any- problems are there coming back to the US and having the ALA recognize the accrediation?

 Thank you for any advice you are able to offer!

Danielle Langehaug

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Discussion ALA JobLIST Placement Center to provide free career counseling during ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 04:30 pm

 

The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego (#alamw11).

 

 

The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego (#alamw11).

 

As part of its efforts to help job seekers retool their skills and prepare for job searches, the ALA Placement Center will host Caitlin Williams, Ph.D. in the Placement Center. Dr. Williams, a career development consultant and coach in San Jose, Calif., will provide 20-minute sessions to conference attendees. Dr. Williams works with individuals and organizations to create and implement professional development initiatives. She focuses on helping professionals leverage their talents in ways that truly make a difference. She teaches in the master’s program in Counselor Education at San Jose State University and is associate editor of the National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence Organizations department. 

 

To sign up for a session, send an email to bcalvin@ala.org, and use MDW11 Counseling in the subject line. Indicate day and time preferences in the message. Conference attendees may also sign up on-site at the scheduling booth in the Placement Center. For more information on the JobLIST Placement Center, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/hrdr/placementservice/currentconference.cfm or contact Placement Center Manager Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org or via phone at (800) 545-2433 ext. 4280.

 

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Discussion Job Search Webinar Today

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

ALA JobLIST Placement Center FREE webinar TODAY

Take Your Job Search Campaign Up a Level: What to do When You’re Still Not Getting That Job You Want (And Need!)” scheduled for Oct. 20, 2010

If you’re one week, one month, three months or even longer into your job search without any end in sight, you may be feeling frustrated, stuck, a bit down and just not sure what you can do to change things. This webinar is meant to jumpstart and re-energize your job search campaign, no matter where it is right now. Come and learn:

ALA JobLIST Placement Center FREE webinar TODAY

Take Your Job Search Campaign Up a Level: What to do When You’re Still Not Getting That Job You Want (And Need!)” scheduled for Oct. 20, 2010

If you’re one week, one month, three months or even longer into your job search without any end in sight, you may be feeling frustrated, stuck, a bit down and just not sure what you can do to change things. This webinar is meant to jumpstart and re-energize your job search campaign, no matter where it is right now. Come and learn:

  • How to assess the status of your current job search strategy
  • How to identify tactics for improving that strategy
  • What you should start doing, stop doing and keep doing to catapult your job search to the next level
  • How to use the top 10 tips to get you and your talent noticed
  • How to take care of yourself while you’re in job-seeking mode

The webinar, which is sponsored by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/alajobsearch.

Dr. Caitlin Williams will be the presenter for this webinar. Dr. Williams has been in the field of career development for more than 20 years. She writes, speaks, conducts research and coaches individuals on ways to continue growing professionally, as well as ways to remain employable in a challenging economy. She also is on the faculty of San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. She has been partnering with ALA for nearly 10 years to offer ALA members, students and professionals in the field the latest information on managing their careers, and she offers free career coaching at ALA conferences.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about their individual job search efforts. Be sure to have your resume and other marketing documents with you when you attend this webinar. Together, let’s get you unstuck and moving forward toward that job offer you’re looking for!

For questions or more information on the webinar, contact ALA JobLIST Placement manager, Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org.

 

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Discussion Take Your Job Search Up A Level

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 02:02 pm

TAKE YOUR JOB SEARCH CAMPAIGN UP A LEVEL:  WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE  STILL NOT GETTING THAT JOB YOU WANT (AND NEED!)

 

Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 1-2:30 (CT)

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/alajobsearch

 

TAKE YOUR JOB SEARCH CAMPAIGN UP A LEVEL:  WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE  STILL NOT GETTING THAT JOB YOU WANT (AND NEED!)

 

Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, 1-2:30 (CT)

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/alajobsearch

 

If you’re one week, one month, three months – or even longer – into your job search without any end in sight, you may be feeling frustrated, stuck, a bit down, and just not sure what you can do to change things.  This webinar is meant to jumpstart and re-energize your job search campaign, no matter where it is right now. Come and learn:

  • How to assess the status of your current job search strategy
  • How to identify tactics for improving that strategy
  • What you should start doing, stop doing and keep doing to catapult your job search

to the next level

  • How to use the top 10 tips to get you and your talent noticed
  • How to take care of yourself while you’re in job-seeking mode

 

Be sure to have your resume and other marketing documents with you when you attend this webinar.  Together, let’s get you unstuck and moving forward toward that job offer you’re looking for!

 

Register Now!  Go to http://tinyurl.com/alajobsearch.  

 

Presenter’s Info:

 

Dr. Caitlin Williams is our guest presenter for this webinar. Caitlin has been partnering with ALA for over seven years to offer ALA members, students, and professionals in the field the latest information on managing their careers, and she offers free career coaching at ALA events.  Caitlin has been in the field of career development for 20+ years and she writes, speaks, conducts research and coaches individuals on ways to continue growing professionally, and ways to remain employable in a challenging economy.  She also is on the faculty of San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

 

For more information, contact Beatrice Calvin, Program Officer for Placement/Recruitment via email: bcalvin@ala.org.

 

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Discussion Paths to Employment Chat

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:33 am

FYI  --  I'm forwarding this message because I thought it might be of interest to this group.

Beatrice Calvin

 

Are you new to the field and are looking for ways to gain professional experience? Are you a new graduate that is having a hard time finding an entry level position?

There are strategies to building a network and getting on a path toward your goals. The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) wants to share those strategies with you.

FYI  --  I'm forwarding this message because I thought it might be of interest to this group.

Beatrice Calvin

 

Are you new to the field and are looking for ways to gain professional experience? Are you a new graduate that is having a hard time finding an entry level position?

There are strategies to building a network and getting on a path toward your goals. The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) wants to share those strategies with you.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday September 15th, 2010 at 10 am Pacific Time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don't worry. The transcript will be made available in ALA Connect.

This chat is open to all ALA members of all types.

To join the chat:
On September 15th log in to ALA Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look for the Meebo chat room embedded in to our ALA Connect page  http://connect.ala.org/node/85257.

Learn more about ALCTS http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/index.cfm

Learn more about the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/mgrps/ig/ats-ignmbr.cfm 

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

The ANMIG Team

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