Strategies for First-Time Conference Presenters

The Chronicle of Higher Education has been running a series called “Conference Rules” recently. Part one was for moderators, and part two addresses panel speakers. First-timers and veterans alike will be interested in Linda Kerber’s article. Are you nervous? Good. You should be. Anxiety means you are taking the enterprise seriously and your adrenalin is […]

10 Questions to ask your new employees…

There’s a great post on Library Garden that lists 10 questions that managers should ask new hires.  I love the spirit of this post, because it suggests that managers should be open to the fresh perspective of a new employee, and should take his/her observations as an opportunity for improvement.  I imagine that if my […]

ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program

As you register for the upcoming conference, please take a moment to consider participating in the ARLIS/NA Denver Conference Mentor Program! The Mentor Program registration form is now active and can be found at: http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/denver2008/confmentor_form.htm Whether you are a seasoned ARLIS/NA conference veteran or a first (or second) timer, you have the opportunity to participate […]

TAKING THE PLUNGE 2008 : ART LIBRARIANSHIP AS A CAREER OPTION – ARLIS/UK & Ireland

Are you interested in a career in art and design librarianship? ARLIS/UK & Ireland are taking bookings for the following event: TAKING THE PLUNGE 2008 : ART LIBRARIANSHIP AS A CAREER OPTION  ARLIS/UK & Ireland Students and Trainees Event Who:  Students, trainees, library assistants and anyone interested in a career in art librarianship. When:  Saturday […]

RSS Feedss of Saved Searches at LISjobs.com

Rachel at the Liminal Librarian writes, I’m pleased to announce improvements to the combined library jobs database at LISjobs.com/Library Job Postings on the Internet. For job seekers: You can now save searches as RSS feeds! Only interested in jobs in Illinois, reference positions, or those that mention Web 2.0? Do a search and click “Save […]

Getting Involved and Conference Attendance for "Newbies"

The ACRL Blog has a piece about new members attending ALA’s Midwinter conference by Josh Petrusa titled “Attempt at Midwinter.” In youthful naiveté, I assumed being a new member of the profession (and ALA) that I would just go to Midwinter, attend some stuff, get involved, etc. There’s been some really good feedback in the […]

Highlights from College and Research News

From Volume 68, Number 10: Pearls of wisdom from Deborah Lee’s “On the Tenure Track: Strategies for Success” Get documentation about your institution’s tenure process Talk to people who have recently gone through tenure in your library Get a mentor Make a plan and visualize your successful portfolio Keep supporting documentation throughout your career Overview […]

ARLIS/NA Reviews: Call for Reviewers

For the next “column” of ARLIS NA Reviews [http://www.arlisna.org/resources/reviews/index.html], I am seeking ARLIS NA members to review the titles that appear at the end of this email. The deadline for submission of a 450-word review is Friday, December 21. The title will be mailed to you, with instructions for completing your review. If you are […]

Recent MLS Graduate Chronicles Academic Librarian Job Search

ArLiSNAPers may be interested in following Maura Smale’s articles at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Chronicle Careers.  She is writing a series of articles this year about her search for a tenure-track academic library position.  Her first article, Gearing Up for My Third Career, provides thoughtful documentation of how she decided to pursue an MLS […]