Join ACRL on Tuesday, November 12, for a free webcast, “Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions.” The webcast will be held 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern) | 1:00 AM-2:00 PM (Central) | 120:00 AM-1:00 AM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific).
The ACRL Membership Committee is sponsoring a one-hour interactive webcast for students who are interested in learning more about what academic librarianship is, and how best to position yourself for consideration on the job market.
When you’re working on your MLS degree, you have countless opportunities for courses and internships. Which ones increase your future marketability the most? How can you communicate the experience that you’ve gained through courses and work in order to give yourself the most options possible? Topics covered in this session include selecting educational and work opportunities, building professional relationships, communicating your experience and strengths, and beginning to build a scholarly record.
The session emphasizes practical steps that you can take throughout your career as an MLS candidate. It also offers honest commentary on what to do if the job search isn’t going as planned, as well as advice on making the most of your first few months of employment once you do become an academic librarian. This presentation is adapted from the author’s chapter of the same title in The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job, edited by Megan Hodge.
Karen Sobel is an associate professor and a teaching and learning librarian at the University of Colorado-Denver. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Education from the University of Colorado-Denver.
How to Register
Register for free, and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event. Questions should be directed to Mary Jane Petrowski.
Save the Date: ARL Digital Scholarship Institute to Be Hosted by University of Illinois June 15–19, 2020
The 2020 ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Monday, June 15–Friday, June 19, 2020.
The Digital Scholarship Institute is a cohort-based opportunity for library professionals and graduate students who are new to digital scholarship and want to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. Participants are trained in a core set of methodologies and tools that provide both a knowledge base and the confidence to work in the modern research environment.
In evaluating applications, preference will be given to professionals from ARL libraries, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities and to current graduate students in library and information science.
The cost of the institute is $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations. Participants are expected to stay for the entirety of the institute.
As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students, and other members of their communities with the adoption of OER.
Join us on December 4, 2019 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources, where we will explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting open educational resources.
For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding, email@example.com or 800-843-8482 ext. 2897.
Date: 20 November 2019,
Location: London Art House, London, N1 8PA
Organised by Research Information magazine in partnership with Info International
Our 2019 conference will provide librarians and information professionals with an invaluable insight into best practice for delivering the open research agenda.
With funders placing an increasing emphasis on open research, librarians are faced with the challenge of changing entrenched practices among researchers – particularly around the submission stage.
At CISPC 2019, we will be bringing together speakers from around the world that have addressed this challenge head on, and who will share their experiences and expertise with fellow scholarly communication professionals.
- Convincing academics to share research
- Tackling the administrative overhead of open research submissions
- How technology tools can help smooth submission and searchability
- Publishing ‘work in progress’ vs the wait for completed research articles
Who should attend?
- Librarians/information professionals wanting to improve researcher support and communication in the open research era
- Researchers/academics wanting to understand the benefits and challenges of delivering open research
- Publishers who want to develop platforms and submission channels that support the open research agenda
- Vendors/service providers of tools that serve open research
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.