Hey, look, it’s a library posting that has absolutely nothing to do with covid-19! That’s a novelty today. 🙂
While you’re home working or studying, this could be a great time to step back and think about your professional goals for the future. And on that note, I wanted to share a post that I wrote for ACRLog. It follows up on a number of questions that listeners shared during my Nov. 12, 2019 ACRL webinar. The post discusses credentials for academic librarians: what’s expected and how to show the credentials that you have in the very best light. The full post is here:
Please share your thoughts: I’d be happy to talk about additional questions that you have. Best of luck to you!
As promised, I’m following up on the “Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions” webcast with some resources. Here are some recent favorites on (a)* interviewing for academic librarian positions and (b) salary negotiation in academic libraries.
Resources on Interviewing
Resources on Salary Negotiation
Please share additional resources by adding a comment or contacting me.
*Just how long will it take me to stop adding APA-formatted lists to everything I write without even thinking about it? Silly dissertation. 🙂
ACRL has posted the video of the webcast that I gave on Tuesday, “Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions,” on YouTube. Enjoy! Please do feel from to comment, or to contact me, if you have questions after watching.
A few years ago, librarian Megan Hodge (Virginia Commonwealth University) announced a project that I truly believe in. Her project has now come to fruition: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit was published by the American Library Association earlier this month. I’m honored to have written a chapter titled “Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Librarian Positions,” which you can read via my institution’s repository (thanks, ALA, for making the book Creative Commons-friendly).
I love the depth and honesty of the discussion. How do I plan my search? What do I do if it isn’t going well? Are there interesting career paths that I may not have heard about? (The answer is “yes.”) Highly recommended for institutions and libraries that teach and employ LIS students.