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The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) New Member Interest Group is hosting an online chat on Residency and Fellowship opportunities that may be of interest to those in the ACRL Residency Interest Group.
December 4th from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST and is open to all ALA members.
The job market can be a tough place for new professionals who are trying to break into the field of librarianship. Landing the dream job might not occur immediately but there are other great short term opportunities that can help you jumpstart …
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Looking Up is an interview series focusing on members of ACRL’s Residency Interest Group. With each installment, we try to offer a snapshot of who we are, what we do, and some reflections on our experiences as new librarians. Today, we begin with Melanie Kowalski , former Research Library Fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Hi Melanie. Can you tell us a little about your background before pursuing a career in libraries?
I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 2007. Afterwards, I spent a few years interning …
The Residency Interest Group (RIG) is being featured on Hiring Librarians, a popular blog that includes insights from various librarians who have been involved in the hiring process, as well as other library career-related resources of interest. RIG’s current Outgoing Convener, Hannah Lee, was recently interviewed by blog creator Emily Weak about RIG, including some background of the Group, the website (which you’re reading right now!), and her own experiences pre- and post-residency. Read all about it:
Job Hunter’s Web Guide: ACRL Residency Interest Group
Maybe you have been following this blog since your wee days in library school or maybe you’ve recently heard about the benefits of a library residency program and you’ve decided that, by gosh, you want to be a resident librarian.
But, now that it’s April and you are set to graduate from library school in a month, two months, or maybe six, you suddenly realize that it’s high time you start thinking about how to find your ideal residency position.
Where do you even start?
When it comes to the job search process, …
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The University of California, Santa Barbara Library is working with the UCSB Social Science Survey Center to collect data about library resident experiences. This information will be used to develop a model residency program that primes new library school graduates for a career in the rapidly changing environment of libraries. Responses from both current and former library residents are welcome.
Participants will be entered into a random drawing for thank you prizes: one iPad mini and one Nexus 7. An estimated 1 in 75 participants will receive a thank you prize.