#1stlibjob

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#1stlibjob

Twitter transcript for the Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Finding Your First Librarian Job panel presented at ALA on Sunday, June 30, 2013

  1. @Ashleykparker

     7 d ago

    RT @mlhodge: ATTN #1stlibjob folks: RT @alaannual: #ala2013 attendees will get an email with a
    link to the archive [of taped sessions] in a…

    @ALA_JobLIST

    8 d ago

    RT @mlhodge: ATTN #1stlibjob folks: RT @alaannual: #ala2013 attendees will get an email with a
    link to the archive [of taped sessions] in a…

    @mlhodge

    9 d ago

    ATTN #1stlibjob folks:
    RT @alaannual: #ala2013 attendees will get an email with a
    link to the archive [of taped sessions] in a few weeks.

    @ma_inthelibrary

    10 d ago

    #1stlibjob #ala2013
    Couldn’t make it to the panel yesterday, is the recording posted online
    somewhere or forthcoming?

    @JobsinNigeria1

    10 d ago

    “@the_library_bee: If u are looking for jobs in rural areas, experience
    may be less important b/c of fewer applicants. #1stlibjob #ala2013”

    @readheadlib

    10 d ago

    #1stlibjob #ala2013
    Above all – DON’T UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF!!! Apply for that dream job; your passion
    will shine through eventually

    @readheadlib

    10 d ago

    #1stlibjob #ala2013 In
    the mean time… volunteer (@alanmrt or
    locally), learn a new language, or participate in worthwhile causes

    @readheadlib

    10 d ago

    #1stlibjob #ala2013 In
    the mean time… volunteer (@ALA or locally), learn a
    new language, or participate in worthwhile causes

    @readheadlib

    10 d ago

    #1stlibjob #ala2013
    Even though you don’t have lib experience, use past experiences to describe ur
    skillset & improve on it!

    @INALJMaryland

    10 d ago

    RT @the_library_bee: If you are looking for jobs in rural areas,
    experience may be less important b/c of fewer applicants. #1stlibjob #ala2…

    @anumoorthy

    10 d ago

    RT @the_library_bee: If you are looking for jobs in rural areas,
    experience may be less important b/c of fewer applicants. #1stlibjob #ala2…

    @ALA_JobLIST

    10 d ago

    RT @the_library_bee: If you are looking for jobs in rural areas,
    experience may be less important b/c of fewer applicants. #1stlibjob #ala2…

    @Ashleykparker

    10 d ago

    @sanguinejudi i would recommend applying in your last semester #1stlibjob
    #ala2013

    @Ashleykparker

    10 d ago

    i had a great time
    doing q&a on the #1stlibjob panel. i hope we were able to help! #ala2013

    @BFlexibl3

    10 d ago

    Thanks for great questions.
    #1stlibjob

    @mlhodge

    10 d ago

    Thanks to everyone who
    came out to #1stlibjob ! Great questions! #ala2013

    @brookieb12

    10 d ago

    Resume consists of
    many dots. Cover letter connects the dots. #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @brookieb12

    10 d ago

    Lots of excellent
    advice on getting 1st lib job. Session was recorded, so anyone who missed it,
    check it out! #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Use cover letter to
    expand on your résumé highlights. Use cover letter to connect dots and tell
    work experience story. #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Public: highlight
    library related exp on resume, explain gaps in employment, explain in cover
    letter how nonlibrary exp=relevant #1stlibjob

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    At academic libraries
    it’s okay to have a longer cover letter of 2 pgs and resume even longer.
    #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @sanguinejudi

    10 d ago

    I’m still in grad
    school- how far into the program can you start applying for MLIS-required jobs?
    #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Good ?: is there a
    better time to apply than others? No, jobs kind of come and go, maybe more acad
    at beg of acad yr #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @brookieb12

    10 d ago

    Have an elevator
    statement ready — a quick statement about your education and experience. #ala2013
    #1stlibjob

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Stay relevant, know
    current trends, read library journals. #1stlibjob advice #ala2013

    @elizabethdeb

    10 d ago

    If your university
    offers it (you might be able to get a free trial too), try socioclean to help
    you clean up your fb profile #1stlibjob

    @LOIS_MLIS

    10 d ago

    RT @devrose: Make absolutely sure you’ve done your
    research on the library – mention specifics from the website. #ala2013
    #1stlibjob

    @LOIS_MLIS

    10 d ago

    RT @the_library_bee: Think of your best qualities before you go
    in to your interview. #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Def mention something
    from the website of library you are applying to bc it shows interest and not a
    generic letter #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @devrose

    10 d ago

    Make absolutely sure
    you’ve done your research on the library – mention specifics from the website.
    #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @the_library_bee

    10 d ago

    Think of your best
    qualities before you go in to your interview. #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    How to stand out: be
    who u are, not who u think employer wants you to be; show enthusiasm for
    specific job; confidence #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Can be harder to go
    from parapro job to full job within the same library system than from one
    system to the next. #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Out of the box ideas
    counting as lib experience: customer service to users, editing, retail,
    teaching computer classes #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Public librarian:
    looking for technology and academic types #ala2013 #1stlibjob They tend to go
    elsewhere but can be helpful there, too.

    @brookieb12

    10 d ago

    Utilize new members
    round table resume services #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @brookieb12

    10 d ago

    If you have less
    experience, try rural libraries with fewer applicants #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Even terminology
    matters : metadata instead of cataloging. #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @the_library_bee

    10 d ago

    Do not neglect the
    application form in favor of your resume. Many places look at the app form
    before the resume. #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Get involved in local
    events, use the resume review service from the NMRT, volunteer in libraries
    #ala2013 #1stlibjob

    @LOIS_MLIS

    10 d ago

    RT @the_library_bee: Don’t be discouraged from applying just
    because experience is preferred. If it’s entry level, go for it! #1stlibjob #a…

    @the_library_bee

    10 d ago

    If you are looking for
    jobs in rural areas, experience may be less important b/c of fewer applicants.
    #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    Don’t be humble!
    #ala2013 #1stlibjob Don’t worry about years experience required because often
    not set in stone.

    @nabernater

    10 d ago

    “This is not the
    time in your life to be humble.” #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    I have seen five or
    more of us #1stlibjob #ala2013 #dominicanuniversity

    @the_library_bee

    10 d ago

    Don’t be discouraged
    from applying just because experience is preferred. If it’s entry level, go for
    it! #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @muellerspace

    10 d ago

    What does it say about
    Dominican U that so many people are here for how to find your #1stlibjob at
    #ala2013? We need more career services?

    @efontno

    10 d ago

    Cory Doctorow was
    great; now I’m going to learn about how to get my #1stlibjob. #ala2013

    @mlhodge

    10 d ago

    @spuffyduds @ALA_JobLIST The program should be recorded and available
    online at some point (not sure when) #1stlibjob #ala2013

    @mlhodge

    10 d ago

    Reminder: Q&A
    panel Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Finding Your First Librarian Job
    starts in 40min @ MCP-S403 #1stlibjob #ala2013

     

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