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  • 1. Nancy Faget, Federal Librarian Careers in Federal Libraries @NancyFaget http://groups.google.com/google/careers-in-federal-libraries
    • Nancy Faget currently works as a federal librarian in Washington DC. The most interesting paid position she held was in the Disney Marketing Support library at Epcot. She current plans projects for a 1,200+ library network.
    • Through volunteering with ALA FAFLRT and FLICC at the Library of Congress, she discovered new ways to contribute and expand her skill set.
    • Nancy works through Careers in Federal Libraries events, webinars, and the online Google group to counsel those interested in expanding their career options. She is convinced that your great ideas are just waiting to be realized!
  • 2. Known and Unknown
    • 1/3 of federal employees eligible to retire by 2012 http://www.gao.gov/products/A81927
    • “ The average annual salary for all librarians in the Federal Government in nonsupervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions was $84,796 in March 2009.” http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos068.htm
    • No cost of living adjustment for two years
    • Perhaps in future --- less hiring, furloughs, fewer promotions, and less pay increase
  • 3. You are qualified to be a
    • Librarian, content manager, taxonomist, management and program analyst, knowledge manager, wiki gardener, records manager, social media specialist, program and development specialist, writer/editor, technical information specialist, metadata specialist, bioinformationist, community facilitator, associate fellow, and more
  • 4. Federal Libraries
    • medical, academic, school, public, law, scientific technical
    • all around the world
    • you can transfer between libraries and never leave the same employer
  • 5. USAJobs.gov TIP: Set up an account. Perform a search, and save it as an alert. Receive daily emails about new jobs.
  • 6. iUSAJobs @ iTunes store
  • 7. StudentJobs.gov
    • Internships
    • Fellowships
    • Presidential Management Fellows
  • 8. Many avenues of entry
    • www.StudentJobs.gov
    • Outstanding Scholar, Temporary, SCEP, STEP, Summer, Volunteer, Practicum, Field Experience, Internship, Fellowship
    • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)
  • 9. Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group
  • 10. Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group
    • Chat with Federal Librarians
    • Learn about Career Fairs, Career events, internships, fellowships, practicums, scholarships
    • Ask questions so you can better understand the process
    http:// groups.google.com/group/careers-in-federal-libraries
  • 11. Tips
    • Apply by cross-walking your skills to the job announcement
    • Consider an experience in a federal library
    • Attend programs of professional organizations
    • (FLICC, ALA FAFLRT, SLA DMIL, SLA DGI,
    • SAA, ASIS&T, AIIM, etc. )
  • 12. Federal Librarianship
    • Nancy Faget
    • [email_address]
    • @NancyFaget
    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyfaget
    • Careers in Federal Libraries Google group