Beta Phi Mu/ALISS Career Forum

Looking for a job or getting ready to? Wondering if your resume is up to par or just need a little help coming up with that perfect hook for your cover letter? ALISS and Beta Phi Mu are co-sponsoring a Career Forum for all SLIS students on Saturday, January 28th from 9am – 1pm.

Leaders in the fields of academic, public, school and special libraries will participate in a moderated panel discussion about applying for and receiving jobs in the field of library science. Afterwards, students can break into groups with panel members to have their resumes critiqued, perform mock interviews and have their pictures taken for online portfolios.  Finally, participants will rejoin fellow students to eat a lunch provided by ALISS and Beta Phi Mu. All students who register will receive one sheet of free business cards for networking purposes and be emailed a copy of the template so they can create more for themselves.

To register, please send the following information to


Phone Number

Cell Number (if different)

Email address

Website/online portfolio/blog address

This information is strictly to make the business cards. If you already have your own and do not wish to receive any you may simply email us with your intent to attend.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

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:


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:

SLIS Jobs Listserv Information

Books and Computer MouseWe’re all looking forward to testing the waters in our new profession. One way to find your dream position is to subscribe to the SLIS Jobs Listserv. Dr. Irwin has graciously posted instructions. I’ll share them below:

How to Subscribe to SLIS_JOBS-L

  • Send an e-mail message to
  • Leave the subject line blank.
  • In the body of your message type:

    subscribe SLIS_JOBS-L firstname lastname

  • LISTSERV will send an email with instructions to complete your subscription.
  • Your command will be cancelled automatically if LISTSERV does not receive your confirmation within 48 hours.
  • The list moderator must approve your request to join, please allow up to three business days for a response.

Happy Hunting!

Sarah Gilchrist


Archived Video of LLAMA HR Job Hunt Webinar

Thank you to those who attended the LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association) webinar, “Job Hunting for the Recent or Pending MLS Graduate” either in person at the ALISS group viewing or at your own home. The following URL will lead you to a recording of the webinar, the archived slides and a short evaluation survey. There was no charge for this webinar, so LLAMA asks that we show our appreciation by completing the evaluation so that they can provide more webinars like this one in the future: