Career Connection May 31 2018 issue

Career Connection: May 2018

career connection

Congratulations to 2018 graduates

LAC Group would like to recognize the future librarians and other knowledge and information professionals in the class of 2018! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, and look forward to the fresh energy and insights you will bring to our profession.

LAC Group is an exhibitor at the SLA (Special Libraries Association) 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore, June 11-13. If you’re going, please stop by our booth 336 to talk with some of our librarians and learn more about us. We’ve got lots of great information and fun goodies to share.

Join LAC Group at SLA 2018 →

Recruiters can be a great job resource, so by all means, identify and develop relationships with some (like the LibGig team) to advance your career goals. However, don’t put all your eggs in the recruiter basket, and remember their needs, as LibGig Recruiting Director Brad Rogers advises in this article.

How to work with a recruiter →

For new grads and professional hires alike, that first “real” job or a new job in a different setting or industry is unique and important, as it can be the launch pad for exciting opportunities. Tip #1: Success is up to you.

10 tips to be successful on your first job →

Cool jobs for librarians

“Cool” is a relative description, but certain jobs and employers do seem to carry a bit more panache and personality than others. Fun opportunities are out there, if you’re willing to do the digging! For example, how about:

Working in fashion, as an archivist? Be inspired by Olivia Mueller, Archivist at Gap, Inc.

 

Working with futurists in Silicon Valley? You can apply for this position as Content Coordinator for Singularity University.

Working in one of the hippest communities in the country—Brooklyn, NY? Check out this Digital Learning Librarian position at Pratt Institute.

Jumpstarting a marketing career? If you can do a summer internship, join the LAC Group marketing team (and Career Connection newsletter publisher) to gain some valuable experience, as we guarantee you won’t be stuck filing or making coffee! 

Now for a sobering look at the future of LIS jobs from guest blogger and LIS career expert Kim Dority, who discusses the opportunities and threats of AI and other advanced technologies. Tip #1: Keep learning, keep innovating, and future-proof your skills as much as possible.

Is automation coming for your LIS career? →

LibGig is the online career and professional development network for librarians and information
sciences professionals, and the employers in need of their skills. Part of LAC Group.

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