ACRL Membership Webcast: Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions

Join ACRL on Tuesday, November 12, for a free webcast, “Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions.” The webcast will be held 2:00  – 3:00 PM (Eastern) | 1:00 AM-2:00 PM (Central) | 120:00 AM-1:00 AM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific).

The ACRL Membership Committee is sponsoring a one-hour interactive webcast for students who are interested in learning more about what academic librarianship is, and how best to position yourself for consideration on the job market.

When you’re working on your MLS degree, you have countless opportunities for courses and internships. Which ones increase your future marketability the most? How can you communicate the experience that you’ve gained through courses and work in order to give yourself the most options possible? Topics covered in this session include selecting educational and work opportunities, building professional relationships, communicating your experience and strengths, and beginning to build a scholarly record.

The session emphasizes practical steps that you can take throughout your career as an MLS candidate. It also offers honest commentary on what to do if the job search isn’t going as planned, as well as advice on making the most of your first few months of employment once you do become an academic librarian. This presentation is adapted from the author’s chapter of the same title in The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job, edited by Megan Hodge.

Karen Sobel is an associate professor and a teaching and learning librarian at the University of Colorado-Denver. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Education from the University of Colorado-Denver.

How to Register
Register for free, and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webcast. The webcast will be recorded and posted on the ACRL website after the live event. Questions should be directed to Mary Jane Petrowski.