Finding Your First Librarian Job

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Presented with Suzy Szasz Palmer and Ashley Parker-Graves for ALA's Virtual Conference on July 25, 2013.

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<ul><li> 1. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Finding Your First Librarian Job #1stlibjob Presenters: Ashley Parker-Graves, Director, Mid-Arkansas Regional Library and the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library Suzy Szasz Palmer, Dean of the Library, Longwood University Moderator: Megan Hodge, Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library</li></ul> <p> 2. Goals &amp; Outcomes At the end of this program, you will: know what information is necessary to learn about an institution before going to an interview know how to find the crossover skills in non-library work experience and successfully argue that it is relevant work experience know at least one question to ask a hiring committee that will demonstrate deep and sincere interest in the position#1stlibjob 3. Poll 1: Demographic Check What sort of library are you interested in working in? (can choose more than one) Academic Public School Special 4. Poll 2: Job Search Check At what point are you in the job search process? Havent started looking yet Have been looking for &lt; 6 months Have been looking for 6-12 months Have been looking for &gt; 1 year 5. Q&amp;A#1stlibjob 6. Thank you! Suzy Szasz Palmer Dean of the Greenwood Library Longwood University palmerss@longwood.edu Ashley Parker-Graves Director Mid-Arkansas Regional Library and Malvern-Hot Spring County Library ashley.parker@arkansas.gov #1stlibjob 7. Thank you! Suzy Szasz Palmer Dean of the Greenwood Library Longwood University palmerss@longwood.edu Ashley Parker-Graves Director Mid-Arkansas Regional Library and Malvern-Hot Spring County Library ashley.parker@arkansas.gov #1stlibjob</p>