Michele Masias on Careers in Federal Law Libraries

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NewFeds member, Michele Masias, presentation at Careers event on Saturday, July 23, 2011 during the AALL 2011 annual conference (Drexel iSchool)

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Michele Masias on Careers in Federal Law Libraries

  1. 1. Opportunities in Law Librarianship Michele Masias Federal Law Librarian Careers in Federal Law Libraries Information Session July 23, 2011
  2. 2. Why a Federal job? <ul><li>Opportunity to make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of opportunities & positions </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs available throughout the world </li></ul><ul><li>Stable career, pay and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Model of workplace diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Federal service is public service </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are the types of law federal libraries? <ul><li>Federal law librarians work in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judicial libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best Places to Work in the Federal Government: http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do I find a federal law librarian position? <ul><li>Multitude of web tools and organizations to assist with your job search : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USAJOBS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making the difference.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Group: Careers in Federal Libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Management Fellows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VetSucess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listservs & professional organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal agency web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of Personnel Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network, network and network </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. USAJOBS
  6. 6. USAJOBS
  7. 7. Making the difference.org
  8. 8. Making the difference.org
  9. 9. Careers in Federal Libraries
  10. 10. Presidential Management Fellows Program
  11. 11. Veterans Success
  12. 12. Listservs
  13. 13. Federal agency web sites
  14. 14. Office of Personnel Management
  15. 15. <ul><li>Multitude of web tools and organizations to assist with your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Establish user accounts & subscribe to listservs </li></ul><ul><li>Join professional organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate intern programs, practicum opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Network with librarians & federal employees </li></ul>Get hired! The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker
  16. 16. Michele Masias Federal Law Librarian Questions

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