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2009 sla conference
2009 sla conference
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2009 sla conference
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  • 1. Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group Online collaboration with federal librarians, library school students, and job seekers
  • 2. Initial event in 2007 <ul><li>Average annual salary of Federal Librarians was $74,630 in 2005 (latest figure from BLS was $80,873 in 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Where you can work in any kind of library (academic, school, public, law, medical, etc.) …..anywhere in the world….and never leave the same employer </li></ul>
  • 3. Natural progression from events <ul><li>Resources from events </li></ul><ul><li>Individual questions </li></ul><ul><li>Notices and announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging areas of discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Support from multiple associations </li></ul>
  • 4.  
  • 5. Platform migration in the works <ul><li>Gathering at the same well </li></ul><ul><li>Enable richer interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate student marketing opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>FB, Slideshare, FLICKR, blog, twitter, tagging, RSS feeds, discussion lists from various associations </li></ul>
  • 6. Discover Opportunities <ul><li>Practicums and Field Experiences and Independent study (120 hours, college credit) </li></ul><ul><li>Internships and Fellowships (longer term, pay or credit or volunteer, formal application process) </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships and Awards </li></ul>
  • 7. Online Resume Service <ul><li>List of subject matter expert volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Tips, hints, advice </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on KSAs for particular vacancy announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
  • 8. Volunteer <ul><li>SLA Career Fair in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>FAFLRT communication group </li></ul><ul><li>Articles for association publications </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews and podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Event teams </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a mini-Career event at your school </li></ul>
  • 9. Many avenues of entry <ul><li>www.StudentJobs.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding Scholar, Temporary, SCEP, STEP, Summer, Volunteer, Practicum, Field Experience, Internship, Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) </li></ul>
  • 10. Request a Mentor <ul><li>To help you cultivate opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>To provide individual assistance </li></ul><ul><li>To lead you to resume and interview tips </li></ul><ul><li>To advise you on searching job series: “14,17,22,10,03” </li></ul>
  • 11. Timely answers to your questions <ul><li>Acronyms and peacekeeping missions </li></ul><ul><li>Job interviews and clandestine operations </li></ul>
  • 12. Success Stories <ul><li>Presidential Management Fellows </li></ul><ul><li>Students to interns to full-time employees in agencies and at locations they sought </li></ul><ul><li>Students who now have leadership positions in professional associations </li></ul>
  • 13. National Collaboration Online <ul><li>Join us (Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Become a fan on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Follow our twitter feed </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Careers in Federal Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Faget </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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