Do any of my fellow tumblarians have any tips for writing a CV? I’ve never done one before, and could use some tips-or even an example or two. If anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
Librarian (Instructional and Digital Services) - Full-time, Tenure-track, College of Marin
The College of Marin is hiring an Instructional and Digital Services Librarian with responsibilities in electronic resource management, in-person and online instruction, and collection development.
Kentfield is a small community nestled in a valley between the Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay, close to the larger community of San Rafael. The nearby Larkspur Ferry takes commuters to and from San Francisco.
The listed requirements include an MLIS (or equivalent), and a demonstrated sensitivity to the diverse backgrounds of community college students. Not listed? Experience. This is a potential opportunity for newbrarians.
In an intriguing twist, compensation for community college positions in California is higher than you’ll get working for UC Berkeley.
Okay, I am team Eastern Seaboard but the Bay Area is a pretty lovely place on Earth. Sounds like a cool job opening!
Daniel Ransom | the pinakes: from papyrus to PDF
As I recently stated, I’ll be posting some of my longer tumblr posts to my Wordpress site. “How to write the perfect letter” was published on tumblr in September, 2012 and was one of my most popular posts to date.
This is gold, whether on Tumblr or on Wordpress.
The Library Journal Book Review needs writers!
So I just saw this and the recommended article is absolutely a great resource for getting into librarianship—and you know well my love for Library Journal.
But I can’t help thinking how goofy it is to publish a how to be librarian in a magazine read primarily by those already in the profession. Or at least, where would a how-to like this make a greater impact? Whatchu think?
Fun fact: this is one of LJ’s most visited articles of all time. This is LJ’s version of Charlie Bit My Finger. And why? Because of the internet. People want to know precisely “how to become a librarian,” and it seems that we have little to no competition in answering that question. Still, we’ve talked a little bit about updating this resource again, as much has happened in the world of libraries between 2009 and now.
What would you add to this introduction to librarianship? What do you wish you knew before embarking on your MLS?
New hires need to be able to dig deeper than the first page or two of Google results, need to tap into human information sources, and need to share the search process with colleagues, who often can help refine and direct the process of searching and winnowing. Students, in turn, feel that skills they learned in college are absolutely critical to their work life, but are thrown by tight deadlines, lack of specific guidelines, and the sheer ambiguity of looking for information when the answer isn’t already known and published somewhere. One lesson from all this is that students need to learn that information isn’t something that exists out there. Information is social, and so is the process of creating knowledge.
"I totally scratched the idea of working in a library until much later, while waiting tables in college. I worked in a restaurant where lots of librarians used to get brunch on the weekends, and they quickly took me under their wing. The librarians at the Kalamazoo Public Library provided me with so many amazing opportunities that a budding librarian could only dream of — I worked on a reference desk right from the get-go in the Law Library section of a public library.”
Another favorite librarian of mine: Leah White! She is a sweetheart and she loves Doctor Who.