Did you know that there are good entry level (and up) positions in law libraries across the North America? Have you been misinformed that only librarians with a law degree are eligible for positions in law libraries? Are you aware that there are a variety of different types of law libraries and law library jobs available? If you are interested in this area of librarianship, please attend this webcast to learn more about how to kick-start your career as a new law librarian.
This webinar will be led by a career law librarian Jean L. Willis, who has an MLS but no JD. Law librarianship has been a successful and rewarding lifelong career for Willis that provided numerous job opportunities for professional growth and development.
Librarians are the gateway for change in our communities, in corporate America, and educational systems. In 2020, our society is still attempting to find ways to include all individuals by fostering the awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The problem with this notion is many fail to conquer the first step, which is being open-minded. In a profession where we reach doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and most importantly our youth, we must step out of our comfort zones to learn beyond our educational practices. To truly assist in our profession, we must accept a new proposal: dismiss preconceived notions and practice “open-mindedness,” which is the first step to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of
transgender issues, changing your use of gendered language, and
thinking about how to implement policies of inclusion? This
webcast will share a basic understanding of the rich variety of
gender identities and experiences, best practices for working
with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to
begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and
transgender people. Participants will be introduced to
trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and
sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the
opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to
affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for
individuals interested in all types of librarianship and will
give practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve interactions
and services for transgender patrons and co-workers. Guest
speakers are Bean Yogi, Micah Kehrein, Reed Garber-Pearson, and
You don’t have to be a STEM person to land jobs in the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, pharma companies are looking for a range of LIS skills, ones you can master in your San José State University School of Information program. Mindy Beattie, associate director of library and information services at Gilead Sciences, will share how the pharma industry lays out, various roles for information professionals in pharma organizations, skills in demand, and how to get started in an LIS pharma career.