1. thefriendlyarchivist:

    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!

  2. thepinakes:

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.
Read the job description and apply »>

Okay, I am team Eastern Seaboard but the Bay Area is a pretty lovely place on Earth. Sounds like a cool job opening!

    thepinakes:

    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.

    Read the job description and apply »>

    Okay, I am team Eastern Seaboard but the Bay Area is a pretty lovely place on Earth. Sounds like a cool job opening!

  3. How to write the perfect cover letter →

    thepinakes:

    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.

  4. Call for Reviewers!
The Library Journal Book Review needs writers!
Our newest editor, the super sharp and incredibly talented Annalisa Pesek needs reviewers in business, economics, careers, and education. Email her at apesek@mediasourceinc.com for more information!
Your Library Journal tumblrer (me) is looking for people to review plays. Email me at mmcardle@mediasourceinc.com for more information!

    Call for Reviewers!

    The Library Journal Book Review needs writers!

    Our newest editor, the super sharp and incredibly talented Annalisa Pesek needs reviewers in business, economics, careers, and education. Email her at apesek@mediasourceinc.com for more information!

    Your Library Journal tumblrer (me) is looking for people to review plays. Email me at mmcardle@mediasourceinc.com for more information!

  5. How To Become a Librarian

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    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?

  6. 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.

    — Thrown a Curve: Our Anti-Social Graduates at Work | Peer to Peer Review b

  7. thecardiganlibrarian:

"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.”
— Leah White, the Reader Services Librarian (this week’s Five Question Friday interviewee) and a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. 
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Another favorite librarian of mine: Leah White! She is a sweetheart and she loves Doctor Who.

    thecardiganlibrarian:

    "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.”

    — Leah White, the Reader Services Librarian (this week’s Five Question Friday interviewee) and a 2012 Library Journal Mover and Shaker

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    Another favorite librarian of mine: Leah White! She is a sweetheart and she loves Doctor Who.

  8. Wanna know what those people who hire librarians think about job applicants? Follow this blog. →

  9. So You Want to be a Librarian...Now What? →

    undercovershelf:

    Here’s a presentation I gave on Saturday to information science students and recent graduates. :)