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Nancy Faget Careers in Federal Libraries at NCCU School of Library and Information Science

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This September 23, 2011 event was organized by Charlene Johnson, SLIS student, on behalf of Dr. Robert Ballard's Government Information Course.

This September 23, 2011 event was organized by Charlene Johnson, SLIS student, on behalf of Dr. Robert Ballard's Government Information Course.

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  • 1. Nancy G. Faget Instigator, Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group @FederalLibrary The Careers in Federal Libraries online Google group provides lots of good information (job announcements, career advice, mentors, resume reviewers, event info). Join at http://groups.google.com/group/careers-in-federal-libraries Nancy works as a Senior Program Planning Specialist in Washington, DC. In plain English, this means she spends her time dreaming up and carrying out new projects to benefit a network of libraries across the country.
  • 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
    • Special programs
  • 8. Many avenues of entry
    • www.StudentJobs.gov
    • Outstanding Scholar, Temporary, SCEP, STEP, Summer, Volunteer, Practicum, Field Experience, Internship, Fellowship
    • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) and now the Technology Fellows program (9/15/2011 – 9/25/2011 application)
  • 9. Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group
  • 10. Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group
    • Chat with Federal Librarians
    • Learn about Career Fairs and other events, internships, fellowships, practicums, scholarships
    • Ask questions to better understand the process
  • 11. Tips
    • Crosswalk resume to “every” job announcement
    • Consider an experience in a federal library
    • Attend programs of professional organizations
    • (FLICC, ALA FAFLRT, SLA DMIL, SLA DGI, etc.)
  • 12. OPM.gov Office of Personnel Management
  • 13. 1400 jobs Librarian Electronic Resources Librarian Systems Librarian Collection Management Librarian Supervisory Librarian Reference Librarian Cataloging Librarian Embedded Librarian Technical Information Specialist Archivist
  • 14. Alternate Careers 0343 Management and Program Analyst 1082 Writer/Editor 1750 Instructional Design Specialist 0301 Knowledge Manager 2210 IT Internet Social Media Specialist
  • 15. Diversity is a Mandate
    • White House memo 5/11/2010 Hiring Reforms
    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-improving-federal-recruitment-and-hiring-process
    • Executive Order 8/28/2011 Diversity
    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/08/18/executive-order-establishing-coordinated-government-wide-initiative-prom
      • a)  establish a coordinated Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce;
      • (b)  within 90 days of the date of this order develop and issue a Government-wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan
  • 16.
    • Nancy Faget
    • [email_address]
    • @FederalLibrary
    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyfaget
    • Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group
    • Join at http:// groups.google.com /group/careers-in-federal-libraries