Put Yourself on the MapPut the placemark on your location and click. Add your info.
Andromeda: What I DidStep 1: Read ALL the job listings ○ started in grad school ○ read listings for every job I might enjoy -- even if expired or far away ○ made a list of all the recurring skills ○ put them in three buckets...
Andromeda: What I DidMy three buckets:1. What I can do and can prove2. What I can do and cant prove...yet3. What I cant do...yet me and the bucket and spade by slightly everything, on Flickr; CC BY
Andromeda: What I DidStep 2: Acquire skills and generate proof ○ writing ■ andromedayelton.com ■ LITA/Ex Libris contest ■ Library Technology Reports ○ tech ■ LIS 458 (databases) ■ DCKX (LIS 419 final project!) ○ public speaking ■ teaching career ■ GSLIS tech lab workshops ■ Battledecks!
Andromeda: What I DidStep 3: Networking ○ Twitter (@ThatAndromeda) ○ ALA conferences ■ say yes to things ■ dont travel in student packs ■ go to happy hour Pick me! Pick me!! by emrank, on Flickr; CC BY
Tiffanys Path to EmploymentStart early and stay late● Be well-rounded● Study the success of others● Join teams and bring people together
Tiffanys Path to EmploymentKnow and be known● Define your leadership style● Filter advice, limit negativity, and know what to ignore● Communicate and embody your vision
Tiffanys Path to EmploymentBe more than qualified● Distinguish yourself● Finding a job is only the beginning● Make flexibility, positivity, & enthusiasm your mantra Lotus by _Virdi_ on Flickr
Poll: Would you relocate for a job? European Van Lines by npGreenway on Flickr
Additional ResourcesPersonal Branding for New Librarians● Andromedas article about an ALA Midwinter panelEnjoy Yourself Along the Way● Tiffanys ALA 2011 Virtual Conference presentation on standing out and enjoying your job huntSo What Are You Going to Do With That?, Susan Basallaand Maggie Debelius● helps you identify & communicate your skills, especially if youre from academe
Additional ResourcesJenica Rogers on writing cover letters● Ever wanted to know what the hiring committee is thinking? Jenica is a library director.Andromeda wrote a follow-up blog post on resumes andcover letters.Five Lessons Librarians can Learn from Conan theBarbarian● Tiffany offers tips for succeeding in your epic professional battles
Closing ThoughtsThree-step plan for winning in libraryland:1. Talk to people,2. Identify cool things to do,3. And do them.Balloon Festival, Denver, Colorado byThad Roan - Bridgepix, on Flickr; CCBY
Thank You Slides will be available at ALA Editions AndromedaYelton.com infodetective.info Please continue sharing your ideas on thesesites, your social networks, & with your peers. @ThatAndromeda | @tiffanylora