Tips on becoming a Librarian

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Tips on Becoming a Librarian:

Tips on Becoming a Librarian Marla K. Roberson, Guest Lecturer Academic Libraries, MLIS 7210 Section IA Summer 2013

Me:

Me Just because you should know who is talking to you.

Tri-County Technical College Library:

Tri-County Technical College Library http://library.tctc.edu/ Yes, indeed we ARE remodeling.

The great folks I work with in the Library:

The great folks I work with in the Library

Have you read my resume?:

Have you read my resume? Text a  CODE  to  37607 YES: 470114 NO: 170115

Services:

Services Book club http ://library.tctc.edu/BookClub Embedded librarian Information Literacy Workshops IM Etc , etc , etc

Differences:

Differences University Very specialized job duties Research driven Committees Tenure Community Colleges Job lines blur More student interaction Committees More older students SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES BENEFITS OF THE POSITION AND LOCATION Reading tip: http ://www.liscareer.com/arnold_commcoll.htm

Where do YOU want to work ultimately?:

Where do YOU want to work ultimately? Text a  CODE  to  37607 Community College Library : 530101 Academic Library : 530103

Where do I look for jobs?:

Where do I look for jobs? American Library Association job list The Chronicle of Higher Education Higher Ed Jobs Various state library lists Twitter: @ libgig_jobs ; @ ALA_JobLIST ; @ GetLibraryJobs ; @ JOBSatEBSCO ; @ HiringLib ; @ needalibraryjob

First thing first:

First thing first CREATE A RESUME! Review it every six months and update as needed. Then look for jobs. After you fill out applications, attach that up to date resume, along with your cover letter highlighting why you are a great candidate for that job. Review that letter before you send it. Because you really don’t want to apply for College B with College A’s info in the letter.

Interview Questions:

Interview Questions Tons of sites. Just Google Library Job Questions. What would you consider to be key aspects of having a good relationship with coworkers? Incorporating humor? What bothers you? Can you give me examples of working on your own and how you have taken the initiative in situations that wasn’t your assigned job duty? Do you have any experience with a job or tasks that you had to work independently and be self-directed? If so, describe the situation and what you liked and didn’t like about it?

And more questions:

And more questions How are you willing to defend your position? In other words, will you or have you ever said No to your manager? What 3 things are the greatest assets that you think you will bring to this position and in turn to the college? Not necessarily your greatest strengths but what do you excel at that will have the most impact on this job?

Do you have any additional questions on the hiring process? :

Do you have any additional questions on the hiring process? Text  204298  and your message to  37607

Keeping up to date professionally:

Keeping up to date professionally Library blogs: http :// www2.salempress.com/blogs/blog-search sponsored by Salem Press Stephen’s Lighthouse by Stephen Abram The Digital Shift And etc , etc , etc. Library journals: ALA, College and Research Libraries, etc

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THANKS….Good luck in your career!

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