Transferable Skills and the LIS Degree

Career Blog

Published: November 1, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Are you interested in a career outside of a traditional library environment? SJSU’s Student Chapter of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has an outstanding webinar coming up! On Thursday, November 2 at 5:30pm Pacific, join ASIS&T and Jill Klees for “Transferable skills and the LIS degree: How to market your LIS skills to job markets outside of libraries.”

Jill Klees, the iSchool’s Career Center Liaison, will discuss how to sell the skills you’ve developed in library school to non-library employers. I know that between classes, jobs, and internships, you have definitely developed some marketable skills! I’ve written about transferable skills before, but ASIS&T’s program is a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from an expert, ask questions, and learn from your classmates.

If you’re not sure what “transferable skills” refers to, think: organization, communication, collaboration, and management. For a much more complete list, check out “You’ve Got Skills.”

Curious about ASIS&T? Last year, I interviewed then-Chair, Tamarack Hockin, and she talked about the organization, the value of membership and tips for getting involved (pssst: the student chapter is accepting nominations for its executive committee).

Whether you’re a current student or an iSchool graduate looking to expand your job search, you are invited to attend ASIS&T’s free program – membership not required! I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Jill’s webinars are always valuable sources of information, and she’s great about making sure to answer attendee questions.

Transferable skills and the LIS degree: How to market your LIS skills to job markets outside of libraries
November 2 @ 5:30 PM PDT
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