What: The Ontario Library Association Super Conference is an annual event that brings together librarians and information professionals from Ontario and across North America. It is notably the largest conference of its kind in Canada, featuring exceptional speakers and presenters, an expansive library trade show, networking events and more.
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 [...]
Librarians need portfolios because our target audience is the same as artists and journalists: the public.
Future employers are going to want to see concrete evidence of why they should hire you. Think of portfolios as the filler stuff in sandwiches. A resume is like the bread and meat of the sandwich — simple and [...]
ETA October 2011: Ning has less zing since it has become a pay site.
Last winter, I took the lead on developing a prototypical social network on Ning.com (MLIS2.0) for a class project. Since then, I have had a strong affection for this Web 2.0 service. Imagine making your own Facebook-like networking site on [...]
This is a great opportunity to share your professional knowledge and meet others in the field. My apologies for the late notice.
Deadline: December 11, 2009. (Today!)
The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is still accepting submissions for its two-day poster session as part of the Annual OLA Super Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
Sessions will take [...]
From time to time, I thought that I would include information here about innovative, interesting, and inspiring things that recent library school graduates & new librarians are doing to support their communities, workplaces, and/or the profession as a whole. That said…
This holiday season, my friend and fellow library school graduate Colleen [...]
Aka the most important employment resources online for Library & Information Science job seeking Canadians…
ABQLA: Quebec Library Job Postings and Resources: Parlez-vous français? The employment site of L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec / Quebec Library Association features postings for LIS jobs throughout Quebec.
CLA’s Library Careers: Features job postings received by the Canadian Library [...]
It’s always good to take stock of what it’s all about. Thankfully, YouTube is there to help.
An oldie but a goodie:
And a more contemporary, comprehensive summary of the profession:
If you’re working in the library world, then you probably already have business cards. However, if you’re still in school and/or on the job hunt, then this post is for you…
There is nothing more suave than handing a new acquaintance a stylishly designed business card. They can be particularly useful at job fairs, conferences, [...]