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  • 1. 1 My no in Q3 is a reflection of LinkedIn, not Facebook. I am not a fan of Thu, Dec 23, 2010 10:51 AM Facebook. LinkedIn seems much more appropriate. 2 LinkedIn is a much better choice, as it is much more professional. Also, Thu, Dec 23, 2010 7:53 AM Facebook, especially for those of us who have not graduated that long ago, may contain material (comments, pictures, etc) that may not maintain the professional image wanted. 3 I know last year, CiFL had considered setting up a Facebook page and it never Thu, Dec 23, 2010 7:01 AM came about. Kim Lyall, whom I believe stepped down as an owner, sent an email to about 5 of us (including Rich Louis) willing to assist Nancy Faget (and others). I understand how difficult it is to recruit and rely on others to help. The last time you asked for volunteers it was about 5 who responded. The reason I bring this up is because I think you should consider a Facebook, Twitter and possibly a website presence or a blog. All of this additional work, of course, needs to be delegated by Nancy and the other managers and owners of CiFL/CiKM. This could serve a few purposes; 1) steer more potential members to both groups. 2) give more members a chance to become recognized by those who hire within the government that also monitor these sites 3) Test to see if there may be a more productive/effective/efficient method to administer. send, and receive all of the information the group does every week. I have been a member for about a year now and have contributed some, yet I dont start my first courses towards my masters until January. I have found the information shared by those few people who do contribute, very useful. Thank you, Joe Farrell 4 I became a member of CiFL so I could answer questions from students and Thu, Dec 23, 2010 6:48 AM librarians applying for federal jobs. 5 LinkedIn would be my choice, over Facebook, as it is more suited for Wed, Dec 22, 2010 11:52 AM professional networking. 6 Either or both sites would be useful. As would a listserv. Wed, Dec 22, 2010 9:41 AM 7 Hello. This site is wonderful and Ive recommended it to several of my fellow LIS Wed, Dec 22, 2010 8:47 AM classmates. I was able to secure a SCEP position as a librarian trainee in a federal library- that explains why I answered question #1 by choosing two options. I would prefer a migration to LinkedIn, its much more professional that way. 8 I would go with LinkedIn over Facebook, since you can subscribe to posts. I Wed, Dec 22, 2010 7:53 AM dont think you can do that with Facebook, but Im not sure. I use both social networking sites. 9 It would be great to offer a range of email notices, rather than the all-or-nothing Wed, Dec 22, 2010 7:23 AM approach currently available. The job listings we great while I was looking for work. Now that I have found employment - I longer want the many job opening related emails in my inbox everyday, though I do want to remain informed about general federal librarian news items. Thank you for doing a wonderful job serving this niche - it has been a life-saver!10 I would much prefer LinkedIn. Wed, Dec 22, 2010 6:31 AM Cheers11 What I would like to see is a more globally oriented Knowledge Management Mon, Dec 20, 2010 6:41 AM Portal that acts as the first stop for those seeking employment in the federal libraries in any context, student, current Fed Lib or an Information professional seeking to enter Federal Librarianship. The Portal could be a resource oriented discovery layer that links to other platforms such as Linkedin, Facebook, or e portfolios. In this way the google group becomes a resource guide to federal library employment which could include links to wikis like ALA Connect if allowed, and the various library groups like SLA, AALL, ALA ets and include webinars on "how tos", from a life cycle systematic approach toCiKL and CiKM.12 Thank you so much for all of your devotion to this audience. Happy Holidays! Sun, Dec 19, 2010 7:23 PM
  • 2. 13 I like the Google Group Interface. Have you ever thought about using the NING Fri, Dec 17, 2010 9:32 PM social networking site. It is nice because it allows you to create a log-in and have your own identification card. I think that people would appreciate it more if the CiFL/CiKM site has a log-in mechanism because it would allow for some privacy. I hate that this feature is leaving. I would like to provide some assistance to find out a better platform to ensure that CiFL/CiKM sites remain successful. You can contact me via email @ fierybug08@gmail.com. Thanks for being a great group.14 Is it possible to purchase your own domain name and run the website in a Fri, Dec 17, 2010 1:49 PM similar manner to the Google group?15 I just discovered the site a couple of months ago but Ive already found it useful Fri, Dec 17, 2010 12:13 PM in providing information on how to apply to federal library jobs and for bringing to my attention jobs that are not listed in USAJOBS or other obvious sources. Ive also found helpful information in the files about the federal job hunting process so I hope the new site will also have the ability to archive information like this.16 Im actually an unemployed librarian, not a student, but I joined last year when I Fri, Dec 17, 2010 8:57 AM was still in school. I just wanted to to bring that up because there may be others like me on these lists.17 I would visit LinkedIn but not Facebook and could not answer question number Fri, Dec 17, 2010 8:17 AM three. I am a recent federal employee-January 2011 is my one year. I can not expres how much knowledge I gained from the Google Group resources. Would it be possible to migrate to a closed site from wetpaint--I think for educational purposes you can forgo the advertisments. The Evidence Based Librarian is via wetpaint and a great resource for medical librarians. I am a big fan of the CIFL/CiKM google group and have recommended it to numerous colleagues and library students.18 Is there no way to create a connected site through ALA and the Federal Fri, Dec 17, 2010 7:36 AM Librarians Round Table? or the New Members Round Table?19 I find the information I receive through this group to be very useful in my quest Fri, Dec 17, 2010 7:28 AM to enter into Federal librarianship. I enjoy and appreciate all the tips and advice posted and look forward to receiving this information on a weekly basis.20 Please consider a site that is NOT Facebook or LinkedIn. Some of us do not Fri, Dec 17, 2010 6:53 AM have Facebook accounts or have them but want to keep personal and professional information separate to the greatest extent possible. Im also not interested in having my managers (who may also be connected to me through LinkedIn) see that I am a member of these two groups. Its important to have the option to anonymously access job-hunting sites like these. Thanks for your good work and consideration--these two sites have been extremely helpful!21 I have my MLIS degree and am looking for employment in the library field. I Thu, Dec 16, 2010 10:09 PM believe this group would be an excellent source of information as well as job notices. Thanks!22 Im currently not on LinkedIn, so couldnt view your information there. I am, Thu, Dec 16, 2010 5:32 PM however, on Facebook. My agency prevents me from accessing Facebook (and other social networking sites), so I access it at home.23 #3 is tricky. I would NOT join if it was on Facebook. In short, I dont trust Thu, Dec 16, 2010 5:16 PM Facebook. I would trust LinkedIn more and would likely to join there. Maybe an opensource program?24 I would have fewer privacy concerns with LinkedIn as opposed to Facebook. I Thu, Dec 16, 2010 3:22 PM have only been a member of the list for a short time and so have not had an opportunity to use more than the job postings. I am an information professional employed by the Federal government, though not in that capacity.25 I would not use Facebook. I would use Linked In. I have just graduated from Thu, Dec 16, 2010 3:21 PM Library school and am employed but not in the library field. I am over 50 but hoping to make a career change to the library field as a federal librarian.
  • 3. 26 Prefer LinkedIn to Facebook, which I use primarily for family & close friends. Thu, Dec 16, 2010 3:19 PM27 Would something like a more traditional listserv work? Or maybe even a Thu, Dec 16, 2010 1:41 PM website?28 Security concerns would not keep me from visiting a social network site, but I Thu, Dec 16, 2010 1:12 PM enjoy the convience of having the daily information sent to my e-mail. I am less likely to look at things on facebook unless they have to do with my social life.29 Please dont go to Facebook. Use Linked In if you must, but not Facebook. Im Thu, Dec 16, 2010 12:24 PM on this list to help others, but there are very little real requests for help. Mostly its job postings I dont want to get. Its easy to get these from other places.30 Give up now, the Boomers are too broke to retire and can barely manage the Thu, Dec 16, 2010 11:57 AM change in their pocket let alone the changes of a new century!31 How about just using a Listserv? Thu, Dec 16, 2010 11:50 AM By the way, theres so much focus on students/internships and opportunities in Washington DC. Maybe have regional spin-offs? A separate students list?32 LinkedIn might be ok. But I know I cant visit Facebook when Im at work. I Thu, Dec 16, 2010 11:33 AM occasionally answer students (or other job-hunters) questions; I am not really on the list because of my personal needs. What about Yahoo groups? Could that work?33 Just some background: I am an experienced librarian who relocated to the DC Thu, Dec 16, 2010 11:31 AM area with my spouse; am currently unemployed but starting to look for positions. I joined the list because I am very interested in federal library positions, want to get a feel for what it is like to work for different agencies, and have chance to network. I do appreciate the job listings and any advice shared on the list--and the work and time of the list managers! I do prefer using Facebook for social purposes, and LinkedIn for professional purposes.34 I have really appreciated the service of getting notices about jobs, and I hope Thu, Dec 16, 2010 11:28 AM that CiFL and Google can continue to partner somehow.35 #1. A recent MLS graduate, working in another industry (webmaster), looking to Thu, Dec 16, 2010 11:24 AM enter Federal librarianship #3. Facebook...I would likely not re-join. LinkedIn I likely would36 Facebook or LinkedIn might deter me from actually reading the information that is sent out though. I enjoy the ease of getting emails and not having to check a website repeatedly throughout the day.