Ivy Tech Hiring for PT Library Assistant

Responsible for providing general library support in such areas as technical service, circulation, and basic computer support.

For more information check the job posting out. Also located on the Ivy Tech Homepage,  under Careers.

Networking: It’s for Everyone

While perusing the ALA JobList Newsletter, I came across this article on networking from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-harke/networking-jobs-search_b_1123793.html.

I like that the author, Brian Harke, mentions that networking happens all of the time. Enjoy the winter break and remember that you can network with friends and family while enjoying seasonal festivities.



Free Workshop on Job Searching for SLIS Graduates

Please join Robin Haun-Mohamed, Director, Collection Management and Preservation, Library Services and Content Management, United States Government Printing Office, Tiffany Smith Licciardi, Leadership Team Coordinator, Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy, and Bridget Roddy, Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) Program Manager, State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy, for a free web conference on Wednesday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. PDT, courtesy of SJSU SLIS!
Abstract: There are many non-traditional jobs and resume-building opportunities that Master of Library and Information Science candidates and job seekers can immediately take advantage of to gain experience in the federal government. This session includes tips to finding and creating opportunities to earn academic credit or to get a head start on landing a job. Learn about student employment opportunities that convert to full-time employment, contract employment in federal agencies, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program, and even virtual internships.

16 November 2011
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT
Location: Live using Elluminate
Live URL: https://nexus.sjsu.edu:443/


This web conference is part of San Jose State University’s SLIS Career Colloquia, which provides tips and strategies for career development and job searching. Please visit the following link to find recordings of previous SJSU SLIS Career Colloquia webinars:


ALA 2012 scholarship online application now available

For Immediate Release – Tue, 10/04/2011 – 15:05Contact: Kimberly Redd – Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

CHICAGO – Scholarship money is available for future librarians.ALA has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master’s degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available on-line at www.ala.org/scholarships. The application deadline is March 1, 2012.

There are many types of scholarships available for the study of librarianship.  These include scholarships for students who are interested in children’s librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation.  In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and for people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a masters program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA.  Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  Complete guidelines and instructions are available on the website.

The scholarship process is open annually from October through March. For more information, visit www.ala.org/scholarships or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

Internship and Practicum Opportunities – Spring 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives is currently offering Spring 2012 internship and practicum opportunities for graduate students preparing for careers in libraries and archives. Students must schedule their work Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Students will work under the supervision and guidance of one of the Rock Hall’s librarians or archivists, depending on the nature of the internship or practicum.

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Graduate Student Processing Archivist Internship (BMRC)

The Organization

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions with major holdings of materials that document African American and African Diaspora culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. The University of Chicago serves as Host Institution to the BMRC.

The Color Curtain Processing Project

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded a twenty-eight month “Hidden Collections” grant to the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) for our “Color Curtain Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis”. The generosity of CLIR will enable the BMRC to process over 10,000 linear feet of its members’ primary resource collections related to African American History, create EAD finding aids, and formally introduce undergraduate students to the archival profession.

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Preparing Future Faculty at IUPUI – Fall 2011 Program from the Graduate Office

If you’re interested in gaining more knowledge about teaching, please join the Graduate Office on Friday, November 11, 2011 for the Preparing Future Faculty Fall Symposium: Preparing for the Academy. For additional information, please visit: www.iupui.edu/~gradoff/students/pff.html

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Further information about MARAC can be found at www.marac.info.

This is a friendly reminder that pre-registration for the Fall 2011 Conference in Bethlehem, PA, will end September 30, 2011. Please note the following registration rates:

• Postmarked Sept. 17-Sept. 30:  Member – $75.00/ Non-Member – $120.00
• After Sept. 30:  REGISTER ON-SITE – Member – $85.00/ Non-Member – $130.00
• Student Rate:  $35.00 | Saturday Only Rate – $45.00

Please also note that there are only 6 spots remaining for Tour 2 and 3 spots remaining for Tour 3. 

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