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LIS Online Career Fair


By Blake - Posted on 01 December 2009

Are you a new library school graduate – or mid-career and looking for a change? Are you wondering how to improve your career skills or ready to try a certificate program? Looking to refresh your resume? Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services invite you to join us for the first annual LIS Online Career Fair. Join us online in OPAL on Tuesday January 12, 2010 for an exciting day of learning how to start or to rejuvenate your library career in tough times! The day will kick off at 10 am central time/11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific and run through 4:30 pm central/5:30 pm Eastern. You will have your choice of a variety of informational and interactive programs which will assist you with your career no matter where you are.
The conference keynote speaker is Rachel Singer Gordon, webmaster of LISjobs.com, the largest library career site and job database, and consulting editor at Information Today Inc., Books Division. Rachel’s talk, “Career Building in a Down Economy,” will help librarians focus on what they can do to keep themselves moving forward professionally in a down economy. While professional literature discusses what librarians can do to help their communities and patrons, it does not give much information as to what librarians can do to help themselves. Rachel will address the ways in which the economy affects librarians professionally, how to control reactions and frustration, how to deal proactively with current events, and how to move forward effectively in tough economic times.

Other speakers include: Christi Confetti Higgins, Sun Microsystems; Cindy Hill, Hill Information Consulting; Morgan Cadwalader, Alliance Library System; Kitty Pope, Alliance Library System; Barbara McFadden Allen, Career on Institutional Cooperation; Meredith Farkas, Norwich University; Rose Chenoweth, Alliance Library System; Jim Rettig, University of Richmond; Marianne Steadley, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science and more!

For more information on this conference, check out http://liscareerfair.org . Thecost of the one day online event is $29 for graduate library students; $39 for librarians, and for a group, the price is $79.

For more information, please contact Lori Bell at ALS at lbell@alliancelibrarysystem.com or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at tapinformation@yahoo.com.