Deadline Extended to July 31 – Book an appointment at the SAA Career Center!

Appointment booking for the Career Center at the SAA Annual Meeting is now open!

Offered again this year, SAA members can schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with a career advisor. To request an appointment, please email Meredith Lowe at: mclowe@wisc.edu. Appointments are limited – the deadline to request an appointment has been extended to July 31st.

You may sign up for one half-hour appointment with an advisor. The appointment requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Please give me your preferred advisors and time slots in your appointment request email. If you do not have a preferred advisor, please give me a few of your preferred appointment times.

Link to the schedule of advisors. (opens a PDF)

More information about how the career center works (great info for employers and job-seekers!) is available here.

Schedule an appointment with an advisor at the SAA Career Center!

Appointment booking for the Career Center at the SAA Annual Meeting is now open!

Offered again this year, SAA members can schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with a career advisor. To request an appointment, please email Meredith Lowe at:  mclowe@wisc.edu. Appointments are limited – the deadline to request an appointment is July 24th.

You may sign up for one half-hour appointment with an advisor. The appointment requests are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: Please give me your preferred advisors and time slots in your appointment request email. If you do not have a preferred advisor, please give me a few of your preferred appointment times.

Link to the schedule of advisors.  (opens a PDF)

More information about how the career center works (great info for employers and job-seekers!) is available here.

SAA Career Center Volunteers Needed – Second Call! Sign up by July 6th!

Dear Colleagues,

The 2015 Annual meeting in Cleveland is quickly approaching. We are once again calling for volunteers to provide career counseling—to give advice on resumes and to answer questions about specializations and your experiences as an archivist. We are grateful to those of you who have given your time in the past to help make the SAA career center a success.

The following times still need volunteers:

Wednesday, August 19: 12:00-1:30 pm; 3:00-5:00 pm

Thursday, August 20: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Friday, August 21: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (Especially needed: 11:00-1:00!)

Saturday, August 22: 7:30 am – 9:30am

Continue reading “SAA Career Center Volunteers Needed – Second Call! Sign up by July 6th!”

Call for Volunteers – SAA Career Center Advisors Needed!

Dear Colleagues,

The 2015 Annual meeting in Cleveland is quickly approaching. We are once again calling for volunteers to provide career counseling—to give advice on resumes and to answer questions about specializations and your experiences as an archivist. We are grateful to those of you who have given your time in the past to help make the SAA career center a success.

Continue reading “Call for Volunteers – SAA Career Center Advisors Needed!”

Take the 2015 Archivists Employment Survey from SAA!

From SAA’s Website: SAA is gathering employment data relating to archivists and the archives profession. Your participation will help us better understand the current employment landscape and inform our advocacy efforts. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and spread the word so that the survey reaches as many archives professionals as possible. Thank you!

I just took it, and it takes less than 5 minutes!  Here’s the survey.

Webinar on 11/18/14: We Want You! Applying for a Position in a Federal Library or Archive

Note: Alas, this is full!  But you will be able to watch the recording on ARL’s YouTube channel!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a federal library or archive? Do you find the application process intimidating and confusing? Did you know that there are federal library and archives employment opportunities outside of Washington, DC?

This webcast—to be hosted by the ARL Diversity and Leadership programs on Tuesday, November 18—will explore employment opportunities in federal agencies and discuss the advantages of and challenges faced by new professionals. Presenters will provide tips about how to track open positions in federal agencies, and how to craft an effective application profile, cover letter, and résumé. Possible interview scenarios will be covered, along with advice on how to prepare for them.

Link out for more information and to register!

Last Call: Sign up for an adviser appointment at SAA Career Center by 7/21!

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been scheduling appointments like mad in the last week, but we still have lots of open slots.  The SAA Career Center is a great resource available at the SAA Annual Meeting, where you can sit down with a person in the field to talk about your résumé or CV, cover letter, and interviewing questions.  Not only that, but you can talk to someone who works at the type of institution you are interested in, and get the inside scoop.  The advisers are there to talk to you about your career plans, at whatever stage of the process you are!

Drop-ins are always welcome at the Career Center, but why not guarantee that you can talk to the adviser of your choice by scheduling an appointment?  Please take a look at this website for this year’s adviser schedule, pick out some times or advisers that would work for you, and email me with your choices by MONDAY, JULY 21.

Thanks!

Meredith