Career Connection May 16 2017 issue

Career Connection – May 2017

career connection

From the LibGig career counselors

5 generations of librarians in the workplace!

Are you a Millennial struggling to launch your LIS career? A Baby Boomer or Traditionalist contributing to a generational divide? LibGig guest columnist Kim Dority offers valuable advice for both sides.

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“Most people are aware that ageism exists for older individuals. What concerns me is our next wave of new librarians not being given opportunities to gain the experience they need. It’s why I encourage new MLIS holders to pursue every viable option for that important first job, and experienced librarians to lend
a helping hand.”

Brad Rogers
LibGig Recruiting Director

 

Plan B—inspiration for facing career adversity

We stumbled upon this article from author Adam Grant on building career resilience, and hope it inspires you to keep moving forward.

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From the LibGig job board

Experienced candidates

Manager of Knowledge Services for law firm
Cambridge, MA

Requires Master’s in Library Science or Information Science and 5-10 years experience managing professional library services.

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Law Librarian
Washington D.C. area

Requires Juris Doctor degree and Masters of Library and Information Science with at least 2 years knowledge management system experience, preferably SharePoint.

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Mid-level candidates

Media Resources Assistant for major media company
New York City, NY

Requires Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of digital asset management, media or similar experience and good knowledge of historical and current events.

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Entry-level candidates

Photo Technician
Part-time for New York City-based project

Requires college degree (photography, broadcasting, and/or film training helpful), photo-scanning and archival handling and metadata experience.

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Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian
Williamstown, MA

Requires MLS (or equivalent) from ALA-accredited institution, general knowledge of at least one area of responsibility (given in full description) and public service experience.

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