Category Archives: Career Resources

Computer Graphics Laboratory Makes Skype Interviews Much Easier

Geared up for my first interview post grad school, I donned my trusty business professional attire, put on my best (but not too eager) smile, and sat down at my laptop. I promptly launched Skype and commenced my digital interview. While I was interviewing I was frusterated by the fact that every time I tried […]

Looking for a Job? Don’t Forget about Alumni Resources!

If you’re one of the millions who are on the hunt for a job it might be helpful to tap into you’re alma mater’s alumni resources. That’s what an alumni association is there for! Try doing a Google search for your university’s name and “alumni resources” or “alumni association.” Most universities provide help with job […]

Is a User Experience Librarian in Your Future?

In the library world information literacy (IL) is a major buzz word. It involves finding, gathering, and¬†synthesizing¬†information. Now, while IL instruction is¬†definitely¬†an important component to any library, it might be¬†beneficial to use those same concepts within our own workflow as well.¬†We talk about teaching others to organize and synthesize but often times we don’t organize […]

SXSWi Spots and Sessions for Librarians

Here is the list of all SXSWi events. There are so many sessions to attend and people to meet that it can be pretty overwhelming. When searching this extensive list try narrowing it down by theme such as: DIY, Hacker and Maker Social and Relationships Design and Development Diversity and Emerging Markets Work and Career […]

Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

In David McCandless’ fantastic TedTalk he says that “by visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. And when you‚Äôre lost in information, an information map is kind of useful.‚ÄĚ ¬†Employers these days receive hundreds of resumes.¬†One way to standout from the ever-competitive […]

Landing Your First Librarian Job: Apply for a Library Residency/Fellowship

Upon graduating from my MLS program, I was in a¬†conundrum¬†about how to get a job that required experience as a librarian when there were no entry-level positions available. After discussing this with other librarians and combing alumni forums I came across my answer: The Library Residency! ¬† I think one of the keys to landing […]