With networking a major feature of many conferences, career centers have become popular. And now a career center has been established as a new feature of the Charleston Conference.
Aaisha Haykal, Manager of Archival Services at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for Africa American History and Culture, managed the Conference Career Center. The Center offered two time periods when conference attendees could sign up for counseling sessions. They were given a “tip sheet” as a guide for effective resumes, outlining things to do and things not to do.
The Career Center was successful and will likely be offered at future Charleston Conferences.
Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.