Now it can be told! Rachel Singer Gordon’s been working on this terrific project: LISJobs Forums, a series of forums for librarians to share ideas and experiences related to career development. Here’s an excerpt from the press release on Rachel’s blog:, the largest free library career portal on the Internet, is pleased to announce the launch of its new online community for librarians. Devoted entirely to career development and job hunting, these forums provide a space for librarians, LIS students, library workers, and information professionals to discuss professional development issues:

“I’m excited to be able to offer this space for collaboration and discussion,” says Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster, “As librarians, we know that we work and learn best in community — I look forward to watching the forums grow.” Current forum moderators include:

* Michael Stephens, LIS schools
* Jess Bruckner, Jumpstart your career
* Meredith Farkas, Professional development and participation
* Susanne Markgren, Talking tenure
* Kim Dority, Professional writing
* Sophie Brookover, Work/life balance

Hey! That’s me! I’ll be moderating the Professional Development and Participation Forum, which is definitely a topic I’m interested in. I have high hopes for this community; I think we need a space like this that is focused on sharing ideas, supporting each other, and finding positive solutions to problems.

So, come by for a visit, share your ideas and ask some questions if you have ’em.