- Must be enrolled or accepted to an ALA-accredited graduate degree program
- Must be less than halfway finished with your program or about to start your program
The SAA Career Center is still looking for volunteers to provide advice and mock interview services, and we’re looking for greeters as well. There is also still time to make an appointment if you’re looking for advice or interview help.
Are you an LIS student or recent graduate on the job hunt or preparing for it in the near future? Are you a new or experienced archivist with insights to share from your experience as an applicant or on a search committee? Please join the SAA Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable for our November 9th #snaprt Twitter chat about the experience of embarking on the professional job hunt for the first time.
For our chat on embarking of the professional job hunt on November 9 at 8 PM ET, we will pose questions such as:
- What is the best piece of advice you’ve received regarding job applications?
- What qualities do you look for in a job? Why are they important to you?
- What have you found to be the most valuable resources in the job hunt (people, websites, or anything else)?
- What is the experience of working on applications like? What types of things do you struggle with?
- What aspects of your resume do you think have helped you the most?
We welcome archivists of all experience levels to join or keep up with the chat using the #snaprt hashtag. If you have a question, discussion topic, or resource related to the theme this month, please send it to @SNAP_Section on Twitter, or submit it through the anonymous web form on the #snaprt chat page
Here some resources related to this week’s chat you may want to check out:
- “How to Prepare for the Job Hunt” by Courtney Baron for Hack Library School: http://hacklibraryschool.com/2015/05/25/how-to-prepare-for-the-job-hunt/
- “What Not to Do When Applying to Library Jobs” by the Editorial Board for In the Library with a Lead Pipe: http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2009/what-not-to-do-when-applying-for-library-jobs/
- “Farewell for now, and how I made a job-search battle plan”: by Samantha Winn for Hack Library School: http://hacklibraryschool.com/2014/07/03/job-search-battle-plan/
- Skype Your Way to Success” by Christina Wilson for I Need A Library Job: http://inalj.com/?p=15127
I’m happy to be coordinating the SAA Career Center counselor booth again this year. We have tons of wonderful archival professionals at all types of institutions who do lots of different kinds of things, and they are all excited to meet you! Whether you’re a student, a new professional, or even a mid-career person looking to make a change, our volunteers would love to meet you and talk about how you can meet your career goals. We also have a separate and likewise fabulous program that offers the opportunity to do mock job interviews with volunteers! Interested in learning more and scheduling time to meet? Read on!