iCareer Week Email — Share

I composed this email to be sent to my classmates a couple of weeks ago. We were having iCareer week — a week where we had events, panels, job fairs, etc. regarding Information Careers (careers in information?). Anyway, sALA (the Student chapter of ALA at UW) did not plan an event. Instead, I pulled together an email full of resources for people to have. I figured I’d post it and let other people find access to these resources if they haven’t already. Here it is:

Greetings iSchoolers!

Because we know you will be busy attending other iCareer Week events, sALA sends you this email to read and react to at your leisure. The following are points of interest from the ALA web site and related information (list servs, wikis, blogs, etc.) that are related to the development of Careers in Librarianship.

Remember, we post any/all scholarships for ALA members to our web site, Facebook and Twitter.

Points of Interest:
ALA web site
  1. Join or renew your membership to ALA — As a student, you can simultaneously join ALA and your state’s chapter for only $35! This deal lasts until August 31, 2011. You can read more about this phenomenal deal here: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/student-member-blog/join-your-chapter-and-ala-one-low-price
  2. Looking for information about your state’s library association? Try this site: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/affiliates/chapters/state/stateregional.cfm
  3. ALA Student Member Blog — http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/student-member-blog
  4. New Member Round Table Resume Review Service — submit your resume online or meet up one-on-one with someone at a conference — http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/resreview/resumereview.cfm
  5. Free webinars and webcasts — related to a wide variety of issues in librarianship — http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/index.cfm

Job Lists

  1. ALA JobLIST — http://joblist.ala.org/
  2. Library Journal’s Job Zone — http://www.libraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/LJ/Careers/JobZone/index.csp
  3. LISjobs.com — http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/job-ads.asp

List Servs
Want to know what people out in the field are discussing day-to-day? Join a listserv that interests you. Job positions are also often announced on these listservs. Here’s just a sampling of what’s out there — ALA Divisions such as RUSA, YALSA, LITA, ACRL, PLA. The full list is here: http://lists.ala.org/sympa

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the sALA officers.

Thank you,

Your sALA Officers

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