Career Blog


Career Blog

Career development is on everyone’s minds. After all, that’s why most, if not all, of our students come to us. This blog is all about giving you the latest and greatest in what’s going on in the job market. Chock-full of tips and guidance, the Career Blog is a must-read for all students and job seekers.

Career Blog

Students, Succeed at SLA 2017

Published: April 12, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Brandy King, the SLA 2017 chair, answers why students should attend the Special Libraries Association conference and how to get the most out of the experience.

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LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

Published: April 4, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

By now, I know you know that LinkedIn should be part of your job-hunting arsenal (I think you also need a website). But maybe you’re switching careers, or haven’t updated your profile in a while, or aren’t sure about what you should include or exclude. However, even if you have a perfectly put-together and up-to-date-profile, you might not know how to really make LinkedIn work for you (I don’t).

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Pivot for Success with AIIP

Published: March 30, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

With conference season approaching, I thought it would be interesting to speak with some of the organizers. Many professional associations hold conferences annually, and I wanted to hear their arguments for why students should find the time, money, and energy to attend. Several were kind enough to reply to my emails!

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Deb Hunt on Taking a Leap

Published: March 10, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Deb Hunt is the library director at the Mechanics’ Institute, a job she got because she is “always willing to take a leap to the next level of expertise.”

Career Blog Internships

Feeling Presidential?

Published: February 21, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Learn all about Presidential Libraries and how to work there.

Has Presidents Day gotten you thinking about presidential libraries? Maybe you saw the news flying around Twitter last week that Barack and Michelle Obama wanted to hire an intern? Bad news, the deadline’s passed – but there are still ways to work at one of these august institutions. 

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Librarian Loves

Published: February 14, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Who’s your librarian crush? Someone who prefers to remain a secret admirer admitted her library crush is on Henry DeTamble.

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There’s a Special Library for THAT?!

Published: February 10, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Yep, there sure is! iSchool students and alumni recently shared what it was like to work in each of their libraries, a bit about their various career paths, and even some job hunting ideas.

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Get Published and Advance Your Career

Published: February 3, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

On Tuesday, February 7, at 6 PM Pacific, current students, alums, and faculty will speak on a panel about publishing opportunities for students through the iSchool and beyond. From blogs to newsletters to peer-reviewed journals, this online session will help you understand the differences among them and find the best place to publish your writing.

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Wanna Be a DAM Librarian?

Published: January 31, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Organizations that have digital assets need someone to organize them, and MLIS and MARA students are pros at working with content in a digital environment.

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Career Advice from Michelle, A Recent Grad

Published: January 20, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Are you just starting INFO 203? Welcome to the iSchool and the Career Blog! Not as new as that? You’re just as welcome! In the spirit of resolutions and new beginnings, I asked some recent graduates to share their wisdom and advice for new students, but what’s below is 100% applicable to all of us in the program.