Tips for library job applicants in a tight marketamerican libraries, free the information!, job search, librarianship, libraries, library school, MPOW, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 5/18/2010 with 46 comments

Another semester of teaching at San Jose State’s SLIS program has ended. Many of my students are graduating and others are starting to think about applying for jobs so they’ll have one when they do graduate. For so many of them, the job search is going to be a struggle. It wasn’t an easy job …

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Libraries in tough times – what about librarians?ALA, american libraries, job search, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 1/21/2009 with 13 comments

Yesterday I received the ALDirect (from American Libraries) Special Issue on the Tough Economy in my Inbox. It contained great information about library advocacy during tough times. What I found glaringly missing from this email was any discussion about or tips for librarians who’ve been laid off or about-to-graduate LIS students. Obviously, if we advocate …

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Buy This Book. Now!job search, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 3/8/2006 with 8 comments

The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide by Rachel Singer Gordon If you’re a nextgen librarian, a new librarian, or someone who now or may one day be supervising nextgen librarians, you should run and order this book right now. I just got it in the mail last night and after looking at the Table of Contents, …

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We’re hiringjob search, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 12/2/2005 with 0 comment

Just a head’s up for those on the job hunt, though this is not a position for those who are brand-new librarians. We are hiring a Coordinator of Public Services. Here’s the description and the requirements: Description: Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Library seeks a dynamic, team-oriented librarian for the position of Coordinator of Public Services. This …

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Cool things I found this weekblogging, job search, librarianship, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 12/1/2005 with 6 comments

The unsinkable Rachel Singer Gordon’s column about the role Gen-X’ers can play as a bridge between the boomers and the millennials. She’s dead-on and this is an article you should clip out and give to the boomer library administrators you know. Heidi Dolamore’s blog, Quiddle. Her posts about her job interviews should be read by …

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The “kept-up” distance learning librarianALA, blogging, job search, libraries, library school, RSS and Syndication, screencasting, social bookmarking, tech trends

by Meredith Farkas on 7/21/2005 with 15 comments

I have gotten several emails from library students who feel that their programs are not teaching them enough about technology. The student I heard from a few days ago expressed concerns that she would be at a distinct disadvantage when she got out of school and wondered if I learned what I know about technology …

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The Job Hunt: What I Learnedjob search

by Meredith Farkas on 7/9/2005 with 22 comments

Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken some time to reflect on my job search. I spent a long time looking for a job; longer than I’d expected, though a shorter time than many others I’ve met or read about. I’ve heard about new librarians having anywhere between 200 rejection letters to only having to …

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Life is goodblogging, job search

by Meredith Farkas on 6/22/2005 with 17 comments

I’ve been wanting to blog about this for a while… I got a job. I was offered the position about 11 days ago, but was nervous about blogging about something that was not yet in writing. After having lunch yesterday with the Library Director and her husband, I realized that yes, I really do have …

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On the other hand…job search

by Meredith Farkas on 6/5/2005 with 9 comments

In the past, I’ve written about the do’s and don’t’s of interviewing and have described some of the bad experiences I’ve had in interviews. So I thought it would be good to mention the absolutely wonderful interview experience I had on Friday (I just got home yesterday). Like I’ve said before, the way you are …

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