So you think you want to be a teen services librarian? Jennifer Velásquez shares interviewing tips for landing your dream job.
Tagged: Career Environments
Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Allison Randall Gatt more...
In many ways I envy new students to SLIS. A blank slate lies in front of you. You get to put your toes in the water and find out which aspects of the information profession interest and excite you. What courses you take may determine what kind of job you get in the future.
So why don’t you check out the Emerging Career Trends for Information Professionals report? Every summer a student assistant at SLIS looks at more than 450 job postings for information professionals. Each posting is scanned for keywords, required skills and duties, and the work site where the job will be based. The results are tabulated and organized so both students and working professionals can explore a brief snapshot of what the job market looks like.
Here are some highlights that stood out to me in the most recent report:
32% of jobs required significant technological skills
56% required additional work experience
(Keep that internship in mind for later.)
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by Kari Van Baalen more...
With the proliferation of online journals, periodicals and other publications, digital preservation is a hot topic for information professionals. Philip Gust, the developer of Stanford University Libraries’ metadata management system called LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), is on the cutting edge of this field. He shared his expertise in a recent seminar as part of the free, online SJSU SLIS Colloquium Series.
Gust’s work focuses on integrating digital preservation into libraries and making preserved content useful to librarians and library users. In his presentation titled “Digital Preservation for the Rest of Us: What’s in it for Librarians and Library Users,” Gust talks about how vitally important it is that libraries take steps to preserve digital content and ensure users can access it. He also describes different types of digital preservation systems and their pros and cons, and gives practical advice on how to choose a system that’s right for your library or even create your own.
Published: Sunday, April 21, 2013 by Serenah McKay more...
Coaching others seems to be in Jill Klees’ blood. In her job as the SJSU Career Center’s liaison to our School, she helps students choose a career direction and pursue that dream job. Away from work, she’s a certified personal trainer who helps people reach their fitness goals.
Since Jill is such an important person for any current or prospective SLIS student to know, we thought we’d give you a chance to learn a little about her in both her professional capacity and when she’s off the clock.
Jill provides a wide array of resources for students, from providing career counseling to students to writing a career blog and collaborating with SLIS lecturer Jane Fisher on the School’s Career Development website, an endeavor she says has been one of the most exciting elements of her job.
Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 by Serenah McKay more...