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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.

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What I Learned at SLA 2017

Published: June 23, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

A conference newbie reflects on her first professional conference experience and shares her five takeaways from attending the Special Libraries Association 2017 Conference.

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How to Use Conference #Hashtags

Published: June 16, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Use Twitter to enhance your conference experience, whether you’re attending or not!

It’s (un)officially summer, which means conference season is warming up (or fiery hot). These days, in addition to weird acronyms and too many reusable bags, conferences also come with their very own Twitter hashtags. Some of you may be rolling your eyes at this point, but they actually can be useful. #trust

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Behind the Research with Laurel Brenner

Published: June 2, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

By now you may have read on these virtual pages that the iSchool’s 2017 Emerging Trends Report has been released. It’s full of interesting information, so I wanted to connect with the author. Laurel Brenner, a fellow iSchool student, collected and analyzed data during the spring semester. I posed a few questions, and I’m sharing her answers below. I hope you find them as insightful as I do!

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Emerging Trends Report Coming Soon!

Published: May 23, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Are you searching for a job or trying to work keywords into your resume and LinkedIn profile? Are you wondering where the job market and your education intersect? To help students and professionals navigate the ever-changing LIS landscape, the iSchool publishes an Emerging Career Trends report each year. During the spring semester, one iSchool student tackles this as an INFO 298 project and the new report is published soon after.

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Students Connect at ALA Annual

Published: May 19, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

The American Library Association Conference as viewed from the student’s perspective. “Try to take it all in … but also be willing to see what happens in the moment.”

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Supercharge Your Career with an Internship

Published: May 16, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Did you know the iSchool maintains an Internship Database? It does! There are virtual and on-site positions, as well as both paid and unpaid internships. You can search by city, organization type, keyword, and more; you also can save listings that intrigue you. The opportunities in the database have all be vetted by the school, so you can be confident that:

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Drop the Ball to Achieve More

Published: April 25, 2017 by Kate M. Spaulding

Particularly during this time in our lives, when student-specific opportunities abound, regular evaluation of our commitments and choices makes sense.

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Archivists Unite at SAA 2017

Published: April 18, 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! I’ve already written about AIIP, SCIP, and SLA.

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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).