METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Launch Your Library Career: Finding, and Getting, Your Ideal Job – Part I -Tuesday, May 21

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


Signing up for Part II – Creating and Managing a Professional Online Presence as well? Use code MAY21SERIES during registration to get $5.00 off each class.


METRO Training Center, 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003


About John Pell

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