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CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Sun Jan 26

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Sun Jan 26 in ALA Placement Ctr @3 pm speaker Marla Chesler (State and FEDLINK) on tradition and consortia jobs

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CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop @3pm ALA Pl

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop @3pm ALA Placement Ctr Sun 1/26 features David Blum on networking and volunteering w/professional associations

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Sun Jan 26

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Sun Jan 26 @3 pm ALA Placement Center speaker Angelique Simmons on working overseas in a Federal library

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Sun Jan 26

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Sun Jan 26 ALA Placement Ctr @3 pm speaker Richard Huffine former FAFLRT President, networker extraordinaire

CIFL and FAFLRT Job search workshop Jan

CIFL and FAFLRT Job search workshop Jan 26 — must see Jennifer Manning (CRS Knowledge Services Div.) w/CRS report on Federal opportunities

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Jan 26 spea

CIFL and FAFLRT job workshop Jan 26 speaker Bianna Ine-Ryan (DIA) on earning a Masters in Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence Univ

CIFL Jan 26 co-sponsoring a job workshop

CIFL Jan 26 co-sponsoring a job workshop w/ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable (FAFLRT)

Careers in Federal Libraries event (free

Careers in Federal Libraries event (free to all) Sun Jan 26 from 3-4:30 in the ALA Placement Center, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Great way to add to your resume …. and

Great way to add to your resume

…. and get involved in ALA as a student to staff leader. Free conference, housing and networking for students who work as staffers for a few hours a day. http://ow.ly/pZZNS

And if you’re willing to work for a few hours over a couple of days, CIFL might be able to help with your transportation. Holler back if you’re interested!

What to ask in an outreach-related job interview

Great thinking on applying to an outreach job! Congrats, Outreach Librarian.

the outreach librarian

NYSSCPA-Mock-Interviews-300x213Job seekers might notice a surge in outreach-specific jobs and jobs with an outreach component in recent years. While outreach-specific jobs might not stay on the radar, you can be fairly certain that outreach as a job component will only increase. Which has led to folks asking their LibraryLand peers: what questions do I need to ask in such an interview?

The phone interview: the phone interview is designed to be short, sweet, and determine if chemistry exists between you and your perspective colleagues. It’s a bit like the coffee date: lower stakes than something more formal, low investment. You want to stick with 2-3 questions here. Some suggestions:

  • What do you like most about working here? (Hint: do they mention the people they serve? You can learn A LOT about potential colleagues, work environment, etc. from this seemingly innocuous question!)
  • What kind of support exists for outreach services? (If…

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