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Career centers and libraries leading together

  1. 1. CAREER CENTERS AND LIBRARIES: LEADING TOGETHER TO ADVANCE CAREER INFORMATION LITERACY Connie Scott, Director, McMillen Library Cindy Price Verduce, Director, Career Services CDPI Fall Conference Oct 2010
  2. 2. August 2009 WELCOME  Who you are  Who we are & what we do  What is Career Information Literacy and why we support it  Mutual Benefits  Your Best Practices  References
  3. 3. August 2009 WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO  Indiana Tech Core Purpose: To provide career- focused, professional programs of higher learning  Indiana Tech Fact Sheet  McMillen Library  Career Planning and Development Center 
  4. 4. August 2009 WHAT IS CAREER INFORMATION LITERACY? Combining Information Literacy Skills with Career Focused Learning:  Know  Access  Evaluate  Use  Understand ethical, legal and social issues of information From: ACRL Information Literacy Standards in a Nutshell Adapted from
  5. 5. August 2009 WHY CAREER INFORMATION LITERACY?  Employment-always a hot topic  Past, present and future economies affect libraries and career offices  Diverse workforce: age, race/ethnicity, second & third career entry  Reciprocal Referrals
  6. 6. August 2009 CAREER SERVICES “This statement from a 1989 article, Working With Your College Library, succinctly outlines the dominant theme found in the literature: collaboration between career services and libraries strengthens the quality of services for each entity and provides greater access to information for students. Quenoy, P., Orgeron, E. (2003). Working with Wisdom: Collaboration Between Career Services and University Libraries. Library and Information Technology website:
  7. 7. August 2009 CAREER SERVICES “The consensus among all of the literature is that the presence of career service literacy among library personnel and career professionals well versed in library services may be the key component in service provision for career and job seekers.” Quenoy, P., Orgeron, E. (2003). Working with Wisdom: Collaboration Between Career Services and University Libraries. Library and Information Technology website:
  8. 8. August 2009 CAREER SERVICES  Reciprocal Referrals  Educate Library Staff on Services offered in the Career Center so that they can direct the students to our office  Discuss/Emphasis Information Literacy as it relates to career planning & development  House all Career Center career related materials in the library –  Walk students down to the Ray Broshar Career Resource Center located in the McMillen Library  Fully understand the services offered in the library that relate to career planning & development in addition to pertinent skill development (resumes, cover letters, interviewing, etc.) and inform Career Center Staff  Share newsletters, flyers, postings, etc. in each other’s offices
  9. 9. August 2009 CAREER SERVICES  Educate both Librarians & Career Center Staff  Help Career Center Staff understand how the field is changing  Global Considerations  Knowledge management  Specialty Librarians  Media - Jonathan Milder of the Food Network  Corporate  Technology  Law  Teaching  Museum, Archived, Genealogy  Share materials, websites, etc. with Career Center Staff -  Help staff in recognizing the traits necessary to be successful librarian in the future so they might suggest the profession to students.  Post information you receive on scholarships, etc. with the Career Center – website, Warrior Jobs Announcements  Personality types similar to engineers and computer sciences
  10. 10. August 2009 CAREER SERVICES  Collaborate  Career Leadership Institute Weeks  Book Chapter -Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration Sponsor Displays related to Career Center topics - American Business Women’s Day Celebration, Professional Dress, resumes, etc. – provides information and brings attention to events  Sponsor Career Related Events in the Library – Mock Interviews, Psychology Presentations, Breakfast with Santa  Sponsor Workshops – graduate school admissions resources co-sponsored together  Workshops on use of databases and resources for research on companies  Joint Advertising for events such as LIS Online Career Fair
  11. 11. August 2009 MUTUAL BENEFITS
  12. 12. August 2009 YOUR BEST PRACTICES  Share ideas about your experiences…  What types of collaborations do you have with your library?
  13. 13. August 2009 REFERENCES    Kate Joranson and Eve Wider, “Librarians on the case: Helping students prepare for job interviews in an uncertain economy.” College and Research Library News, 70:7(2009) 404-407  Tracey Simon, “Librarianship as a Second Career,” Library Worklife: HR E-news for Today’s Leaders, 2:10 ,2005 (accessed October 2, 2009)  Quenoy, P., Orgeron, E. (2003). Working with Wisdom: Collaboration Between Career Services and University Libraries. Library and Information Technology website:
  14. 14. August 2009 THANK YOU But what can a man see of a library being one day in it? - James Boswell Contact us: or