METRO & ACRL/NY New Professionals Series Workshops on May 21, 2013- Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job

Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part I

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (EST)

Speaker Carrie Netzer Wajda

Carrie Netzer Wajda is the Global New Business Librarian for Y&R Advertising. After a career in academic libraries she transitioned to self-employment in 2010, then to a career in special libraries. She is the 2013 president of ACRL/NY. Carrie is a contributor to “Career Q&A with the Library Career People,” is a member of the editorial board for “The Global Librarian,” a joint poublication between ACRL/NY and METRO, and has written for numerous publications. She holds an MLIS from Long Island University and an MA in British & American Literature from Hunter College.

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Speaker Susanne Markgren

Susanne Markgren [http://smarkgren.wordpress.com/] is the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY, and an instructor at Manhattanville College. Previously, she has worked in public and special libraries and as a career consultant. She is the mentoring program coordinator of ACRL/NY, has written articles, book reviews, essays, and chapters for a variety of publications, and has co-authored “Career Q&A with the Library Career People” since 2003. She received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Preparing Yourself, and Your Materials, for the Challenge

The number one goal for many of us, whether we are fresh out of library school or not, is finding a job. And not just any job — a job that we like, a job that we enjoy doing, a job that we can grow in and learn from and feel proud of, a job that will enhance our skill sets and propel our careers. But the process of finding a job can be a difficult one and, at times, long and treacherous journey. This hands-on workshop, the first in a series of Career Workshops, will help you feel more confident in your job search by giving you the tools to organize a search, find and analyze job listings, and write effective, compelling cover letters and resumes that will help you get you noticed — in a good way.

Who should attend:
Library school students who want to know how to organize and begin a job search, recent graduates who are applying for jobs, any librarian who is currently, or expects to be, looking for jobs, any librarian who wants to revamp his/her application materials (resume, cover letter) and reinvigorate his/her job search

By the end of this program, participants will know how to:

· Analyze job descriptions
· Find traditional and alternative job opportunities
· Research potential employers
· Write effective cover letters and resumes
· Tailor application materials to a specific job
· Avoid common resume pitfalls and understand what employers look for in application materials

Fees

$30.00 METRO Institutional Member Employee
$30.00 ACRL/NY Member
$30.00 Individual myMETRO Member
$40.00 Non-Member

Location

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information and to register:http://metro.org/events/344/

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Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part II

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)

Speaker Carrie Netzer Wajda

Carrie Netzer Wajda is the Global New Business Librarian for Y&R Advertising. After a career in academic libraries she transitioned to self-employment in 2010, then to a career in special libraries. She is the 2013 president of ACRL/NY. Carrie is a contributor to “Career Q&A with the Library Career People,” is a member of the editorial board for “The Global Librarian,” a joint poublication between ACRL/NY and METRO, and has written for numerous publications. She holds an MLIS from Long Island University and an MA in British & American Literature from Hunter College.

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Speaker Susanne Markgren

Susanne Markgren [http://smarkgren.wordpress.com/] is the Digital Services Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY, and an instructor at Manhattanville College. Previously, she has worked in public and special libraries and as a career consultant. She is the mentoring program coordinator of ACRL/NY, has written articles, book reviews, essays, and chapters for a variety of publications, and has co-authored “Career Q&A with the Library Career People” since 2003. She received her MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Creating and Managing a Professional Online Presence

Prospective employers and hiring committees will search for job candidates online, and what they find — or don’t find — may influence their hiring decisions. In this hands-on session, we will discuss the need for a professional online presence and ways to develop an effective social media strategy to market your professional qualifications. Attendees will get to create their own professional online portfolio using WordPress.com as a platform. We will also look at examples of portfolios and discuss organization, design, and the different types of information to include. Attendees are encouraged to bring electronic copies of CVs, resumes, and other professional materials to use (or link to) in their online portfolios. This workshop is intended for those who do not already have an online portfolio, or for those who want assistance in revising or building up an existing portfolio.

Who should attend:
Job seekers, at any stage in their careers, who want potential employers to be able to find them online, librarians who want to learn how to create and build up their professional online identity for promotion/advancement, librarians who want to learn how to use social media tools to network, and market themselves online.

By the end of this program, participants will know how to:

· Understand the importance of online branding for self-promotion
· Create, update, and manage their online identities
· Market themselves and their skills using social media and profiles
· Create a functional and professional online portfolio (using WordPress)

Fees
$30.00 METRO Institutional Member Employee
$30.00 ACRL/NY Member
$30.00 Individual myMETRO Member
$40.00 Non-Member

Location

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information and to register: http://metro.org/events/345/

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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