Your LIS Career Starts Here
Published: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding
Whether you are a new iSchool student or tackling your eportfolio, Jill Klees wants you to know what tools are available to you as you navigate the LIS world. On Wednesday, September 6, she’s holding a Collaborate session to help you jumpstart your career: Your LIS Career Starts Here.
I’ve attended this workshop in the past, and Jill does a great job of giving students an overview of what iSchool resources are available and how to use them. Perhaps more importantly, she does it in a way that will leave you feeling more empowered than overwhelmed. I definitely encourage you to attend!
Jill will use Collaborate to show you around the Career Development site, including resources to help you
- consider and choose your career direction
- discover different work options and opportunities
- jumpstart your networking and job search skills
- build the strategies and structures that will lead to your new career
The SJSU School of Information has one of the most comprehensive and useful career resource information sites in the entire LIS field, but it’s up to you to take advantage of it – Jill will show you how.
And if you’re wondering whether you need to be worrying about your career already, the answer is absolutely. Grad school is a relatively short period of time, and if you don’t start laying the groundwork now, the road ahead may be bumpy. So figure out your career direction, network, and plan on doing an internship or two. The Career Development site has a ton of information to help you navigate through the LIS world, including (she oh-so-coolly slips in) this very blog! I focus on all things career in this space (click here for some places to start), so if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, I encourage you to leave a note in the comments.
I hope that you’ll be able to attend Jill’s workshop at 5:30pm Pacific on September 6. It’s a great opportunity to ask Jill questions; not only does she always welcome them, she provides smart, actionable answers. If you can’t make it, a recording will be available. Don’t want to wait? Check out the recording from the February workshop.