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Mini Career event at University of Washington iSchool 04212011

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Mini Career event at University of Washington iSchool 04212011

  1. 1. Careers in Federal and Government Libraries<br />You are invited to:<br /><ul><li>Connect with Federal and Government librarians
  2. 2. Discover internships, directed fieldwork, independent studies
  3. 3. Learn about the job search process
  4. 4. Join the online Careers in Federal Libraries group!</li></ul>Did you know? The average salary of a Federal librarian is over $80,000 a year.<br />Factoid: There are all types of Federal libraries, all <br />around the world (medical, law, school, public, <br />special, academic, sci/tech, archives).<br />Join us April 21st, 3-5pm in Allen Auditorium<br />
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  14. 14. Collect, preserve and make accessible to all citizens of Washington materials on the government, history, culture, and natural resources of the state.<br />
  15. 15. Provide leadership and coordination of services to all libraries in the state of Washington.<br />
  16. 16. Support the information needs of residents in state institutions and of the blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and learning disabled. <br />
  17. 17. Serve as the primary source in the region for published information from the state and federal government<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>Take a tour of WSL in Tumwater
  19. 19. Ask to visit a prison or state hospital library
  20. 20. for a tour of WTBBL
  21. 21. Consider interning with us</li></li></ul><li>
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  27. 27. Known and Unknown<br /><ul><li>1/3 of federal employees eligible to retire by 2012 http://www.gao.gov/products/A81927
  28. 28. “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
  29. 29. No cost of living adjustment for two years
  30. 30. Perhaps in future --- less hiring, furloughs, fewer promotions, and less pay increase</li></li></ul><li>You are qualified to be a<br /> 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<br />
  31. 31. Federal Libraries<br />medical, academic, school, public, law, scientific technical<br />all around the world<br />you can transfer between libraries and never leave the same employer<br />
  32. 32. USAJobs.gov<br />TIP: Set up an account. Perform a search, and save it as an<br /> alert. Receive daily emails about new jobs.<br />
  33. 33. iUSAJobs @ iTunes store<br />
  34. 34. StudentJobs.gov<br /><ul><li>Internships
  35. 35. Fellowships
  36. 36. Presidential Management Fellows</li></li></ul><li>Many avenues of entry<br />www.StudentJobs.gov<br />Outstanding Scholar, Temporary, SCEP, STEP, Summer, Volunteer, Practicum, Field Experience, Internship, Fellowship<br />Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)<br />
  37. 37. Careers in Federal Libraries<br />Google Group<br />
  38. 38. Careers in Federal Libraries Google Group<br />http://groups.google.com/group/careers-in-federal-libraries<br /><ul><li>Chat with Federal Librarians
  39. 39. Learn about Career Fairs and other events, internships, fellowships, practicums, scholarships
  40. 40. Ask questions to better understand the process</li></li></ul><li>Tips<br />Crosswalk resume to “every” job announcement<br />Consider an experience in a federal library<br />Attend programs of professional organizations <br />(FLICC, ALA FAFLRT, SLA DMIL, SLA DGI, etc.)<br />
  41. 41. Careers in Federal Libraries<br />Nancy Faget<br />zemogogog@gmail.com<br />@NancyFaget<br />http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyfaget<br />Careers in Federal Libraries Google group<br />

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