Two Fantastic, FREE Webinars This Week!

Check out two great webinars this week courtesy of ARLIS/NA and ALA-LLAMA. Details below:

#1: on Thursday, Nov. 18 —

You have – or soon will earn – your MLS degree. But what’s next? How do you put it to work?

Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate

Thursday, Nov. 11/18 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST.

Applying and interviewing for a professional library position can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations. But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information and strategies. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human Resources Section (LLAMA-HRS) will present “Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate.” This webinar will increase your confidence and raise your success rate; you’ll learn what libraries are seeking and gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions.

Brian Keith is assistant dean for human and financial resources at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. He will share his insight and advice from years of experience recruiting librarians.

Here is the registration link:

#2: On Friday, Nov. 19 —

ARLIS NA Education Subcommittee Presents:

Reaching Visual Art Students in the Classroom and Beyond

Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Space is limited! Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.

(ARLIS NA webinars are reserved for current ARLIS NA members only. At some point in the near future, we hope to make the archived version of all our webinars available on our website. If you have recently joined ARLIS, please check the members directory to make sure you are listed. If not, please email webinars(at)arlisna(dot)org to ensure your registration is approved.)

Description: Does your library serve student designers, artists, and other visual learners? If so, join us for this webinar on tailoring instruction and outreach for this population. Ellen Petraits will discuss concept mapping, a visual exercise she uses in library instruction at the Rhode Island School of Design ( RISD ) to help students identify and develop research topics in art and design courses. (*This is an encore of Ellen’s ARLIS /NA 2010 Boston conference presentation.) Peter Blank promotes the artistic qualities of special collections materials to attract student artists to Stanford University’s Art and Architecture Library, but also participates in MFA studio critiques across campus to bring the library to the artists.


* Ellen Petraits, Art Reference Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
* Peter Blank, Head Librarian, Art and Architecture Library, Stanford University

Contacts from Education Subcommittee: Heather Koopmans (hkoopman(at) and Cara List (clist(at)
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