Conference Mentoring at ALA Annual

<Via LITA-L> The New Members Round Table (NMRT) Mentoring Committee is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for their Conference  Mentoring Program for the ALA Annual Conference in June! Attending your first ALA Conference? Overwhelmed by all the programs and events available at Annual? Sign up for a Conference Mentor today! The Conference […]

ALA’s Young Librarians Working Group wants your opinions

The Young Librarians Working Group was put together by ALA President Camila Alire to assess the way the association can better serve its young (under 35) librarians, in order to increase involvement and retention. They are presenting their final findings to ALA’s Executive Board at the Annual Conference and want to have as many opinionis reflected in their […]

Arts-oriented Events and Opportunities at ALA Midwinter in Boston

Call For *virtual* presenters at ACRL-ARTS/ ALA Midwinter in Boston. Bryan highlighted this on the ArliSNAP blog a few weeks back http://arlisnap.org/2009/11/23/call-for-virtual-presenters-ala-arts-section/ . The deadline has been just been extended to DECEMBER 18, so there is still time to submit a proposal! This is a GREAT opportunity to add ‘oomph’ to your resume without having […]

Do we need all those databases that librarians love?

I am being asked daily if we want to renew databases that in the past it would have been unthinkable to cancel.  Now, since I do most all of my own research on medieval pottery in Google et al., I tend to be discerning.  For instance, what do you all think about finding auction sale […]

ALA Annual Conference Roundup

ALA Annual is upon us in just a few days! Here are a few meetings, programs and services that ARLIS members – and especially those who are new to ALA conferences – may be interested in. Job Hunting ALA Job Placement Center: located at Grand Ballroom of McCormick Place, South Resume Review Services are available […]

Cool jobhunting link from ALA

I came across this link on ALA’s Libraries Direct – it’s “ALA’s Toolkit for Getting A Job In a Tough Economy”. It includes tips on resume writing, salary negotiation, networking and other skills that are useful whether jobs are plentiful or scarce; as well as information relevant to the current library job market. http://www.getajob.ala.org/ What […]

Headed to Chicago for ALA?

Looking for museums, galleries, music, theater, or architecture?  Check out the ArtsGuide to Chicago, produced by our colleagues in the ACRL Arts Section Make you conference experience enjoyable and productive: “Five Tips for a Better Conference Experience,” courtesy of ACRLog Need to find restaurants, coffee shops, a good bar, a free show, or pretty much […]

Professional development at ALA-Annual in Chicago

For those of you planning to attend the American Library Association’s annual Conference in Chicago, July 9 – July 15, here are two great programs which may be of interest to new librarians. The Conference Mentoring Program (sponsored by the New Members Round Table, NMRT) is open to all ALA members and is designed to […]