Check Out Our Career Development Webcasts!

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The SLIS experience offers so much more than coursework in library science—for example, you can explore a variety of careers at our Career Videos page. Below is information about our newest presentation, which is now available for viewing at your convenience.

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Careers in Federal Libraries and Agencies [ 55m ]

Learn about the many different career possibilities that exist in federal libraries and government agencies for MLIS graduates. The speakers provide an overview of this dynamic field and of the numerous opportunities available in medical, law, academic, public, and technical libraries and government agencies around the world. They discuss the skills needed to be competitive, and what qualifications can make you marketable for entering different positions in federal government agencies.

Here is the link to the captioned webcast.

Flash is required for viewing.

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Please note that under Helpful Links to the left is one to the SLIS Colloquia Index, which connects the SLIS community to an archive of faculty and School presentations.

Another Great Opportunity Available Through SLIS

Are you interested in youth librarianship? You are welcome to participate in ALASC (SLIS student chapter of the American Library Association) events such as the upcoming young adult author interview with Jessica Warman. Below are the details provided by ALASC.

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Come celebrate Teen Reads Week with ALASC on October 20th via Elluminate at 6:00 p.m. PST! We will begin with a brief presentation highlighting this year’s “Picture It” campaign and explore the importance of promoting teen literature. We will then introduce Jessica Warman, author of Breathless, Where the Truth Lies, and Between who will share with us some insight into her most recent work Between and her focus on young adult literature. There will be an open discussion forum following the interview where Jessica will take your questions.

Jessica Warman is the author of Breathless, which received three starred reviews and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Where the Truth Lies, and Between, which has been sold to publishers in eleven countries so far. She attended boarding school (where her experiences inspired her to write the first draft of Breathless when she was 18) and earned her MA in Writing from Seton Hill University. She lives outside Pittsburgh with her husband and their two daughters. When she isn’t writing, Jessica loves distance running, reading, and daydreaming about leaving the suburbs to move back to the city.

Here is the Elluminate link to the event.

Password: Alex

(note: password is case sensitive)

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For help getting started with Elluminate, see the Student Guide to Using Elluminate page. And please, if you have any questions, leave a comment below. We’re here to help you as you delve into all the great things SLIS has to offer!