Broadcasts are topical with different hosts and live chat.
This first of its kind program will include experts like Jason Griffey, author of Mobile Technologies and Libraries in The Tech Set and TechSource columnist, and Warren Graham, author of Black Belt Librarian. Look to them to learn more about compelling topics, including how to get an ideal library job, the latest innovations in mobile services, and what the real deal is for libraries and ebooks.
The first program is Friday, November 16, at 1PM CST and features ALA TechSource author Jason Griffey talking about libraries in the near future in “Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed.” Topics for other shows include strategies for landing your ideal library job, digging into databases, and what’s the real deal about ebooks for libraries.
It’s easy to view the programs—just go to www.AmericanLibrariesLive.org, add your email for future reminders, and click on the play button for the following events:
• November 16: Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed
• January 10: Landing Your Ideal Library Job
• February 14: Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket
• March 14: Library Safety and Security
• April 11: The Present and Future of Ebooks
• May 9: Library Learning Goes Online
• June 6: New Technologies in Library Equipment
• July 30: Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
• September 12: Digging into New Databases
•Do you know what your dream job is, but don’t quite know how to get it?
•Are you an ideal job candidate with less-than-ideal interview skills?
•Are you stymied by the civil service process?
There is no denying that the job market is tough these days, but there are steps you can take to ensure that your next interviewer sees you as the best candidate for the job. And for those of you who are employed, there are steps you can take to ensure that the work that you do today could help land your dream job someday.
In this webinar you will:
•Learn to approach the job search and interview process from the perspective of the person doing the hiring.
•Gain insight into how to think strategically about your current job, as well as about how to prepare to get the next one.
•Discover tips for navigating the often baffling world of the civil service application and interview.
•Learn the things that hiring managers wish every job candidate knew.
Though we can’t promise a recovery of the job market, we’re certain that in this webinar you’ll learn ways to Hack Your Career—Dream Job, For the Win!
At the end of this webinar, participants will:
•Identify the three questions they need to answer before beginning the job search process.
•Understand the three major ways that civil service hiring processes differ from hiring processes in the private and nonprofit sectors.
•Identify ten steps that go into successful resumes, applications and interviews, from the perspective of hiring managers.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This webinar will be of interest to public library staff (though there will be plenty of useful information for staffs of all types of libraries), library school students, job seekers, or any people who are thinking about the next stage
For additional details and registration information visit: InfoPeople: Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!
Twitter is one of the best online tools for networking and job seeking. Whether browsing job postings or connecting with people in your field, Twitter offers something for everyone. This session will cover tips and techniques for helping patrons network and find jobs on Twitter, and provide your library with ways to use Twitter in support of job seekers. Learn how you can use “tweets” to extend and augment your library services, showcase the resources and programs you provide job seekers and demonstrate the powerful connections you create in your library community.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*If you require Closed Captioning in order to attend this webinar, please contact Jennifer Peterson by February 17 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional details and registration information visit: WJ: Twitter for Job Seekers: Tips for Helping Your Library’s Job-seeking Patrons
We all know that career development is a do-it-yourself activity these days – but how do you determine what’s next (and what’s best) for you? Should you stay put and grow right where you are? Should you prepare yourself to move up? Or, should you get ready to move on to another position somewhere else? And once you’ve answered these important questions – how will you determine the best ways to accomplish your goal? Join the ALA JobLIST Placement Center on January 11th for this idea-packed webinar that will clearly lay out the key strategies for choosing your next career move and the best ways for getting there – starting right now.
Taking control of your own career destiny has never been more important than it is today – for your own peace of mind and for your professional growth.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For additional details and registration information visit: ALA: What’s Next for Your Career? 7 Steps To Get You Moving in the Right Direction
You have – or soon will earn – your MLS degree. But what’s next? How do you put it to work?
Applying and interviewing for a professional library position can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations. But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information and strategies. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Human Resources Section (LLAMA-HRS) will present “Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate.” This webinar will increase your confidence and raise your success rate; you’ll learn what libraries are seeking and gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This interactive webinar is intended for library students or recent MLS graduates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.
For additional details and registration information visit: LLAMA: Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) invests in resources and services to support national and local workforce development needs. ETA staff will join us for a 90-minute webinar to provide an overview of the public workforce system and present the electronic tools most helpful to library staff who assist unemployed workers. Attendees will learn how to direct patrons to the right tools for their needs and to find local Workforce System partners. The presentation will also include an online tour of the O*NET System, CareerOneStop.org and America’s Service Locator and including Occupational Crosswalks, job search/resume preparation and State Job Banks and Labor Market Information.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For additional details and registration information visit: WebJunction: Helping Job Seekers: Using Electronic Tools and Federal Resources
Communities across the country are pursuing a strategy known as economic gardening, which works to stimulate the development of small business with the goal of growing a healthy, community-scale economy. Libraries can be key players in supporting and facilitating their success. This free 30-minute webinars series on Aug. 17th, 24th and 31st will expand your thinking about the powerful connection. Your host for the series is Shelley Walchak, Library Community Programs Senior Consultant at the Colorado State Library.
Webinar 1: How to Make Your Library Entrepreneur-Friendly, Aug. 17th at 4:00 p.m.
Christine Hamilton-Pennell literally wrote the book. She is a proponent of libraries’ support for local entrepreneurs. Learn specific steps your library can take to connect with and support its local business community. If you’re at all intrigued by the concept of economic gardening, this webinar is a must-see. Hamilton-Pennell introduces the strategies and lays the groundwork for their practical application, which will be covered in the following two webinars.
During this first session with Christine Hamilton-Pennell you will:
1. Learn how important entrepreneurs and small businesses are to economic growth.
2. Hear case studies of several public libraries and librarians across the country that have developed successful initiatives to support local entrepreneurs.
3. Understand the traits and motivations of library staff who have successfully developed partnerships and service offerings with the local business community.
4. Identify specific steps your library can take to connect with and support your local business community.
Webinar 2: Turning Your Databases into Business for Your Customers, Aug. 24th at 4:00 p.m.
Your library may already have the tools at hand (or close by) to help stimulate economic development in your community and you don’t have to be a trained business reference librarian to use them. Presenters Terry Zarsky and Kathleen Rainwater will give a guided tour through the best databases for small business information.
During this second session, Terry Zarsky and Kathleen Rainwater will help you:
1. Identify the best business databases for each type of business question. Databases to be covered include Reference USA, Business Decision, All-in-One (EBSCO’s, which includes Business Source, MasterFile, Regional Business News, Newspaper Source) and Business Plans Handbook.
2. Locate libraries near you that have business databases available for use. A handout will cover all Colorado libraries with a website.
Webinar 3: Going to Your Customer – Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, Aug. 31st at 4:00 p.m.
How do you let the business community know that your library is primed and ready to help? Presenters Suzanne Kaller and Colbe Galston will talk about how to get the word out to Chambers of Commerce, small business development centers, community groups and government entities.
During this third session, Suzanne Kaller and Colbe Galston provide an overview and tips for how your library can:
1. Assist the business community it serves.
2. Create and implement a business outreach plan to a Chamber of Commerce, small business development center, community group or government entity.
To register for each webinar visit the WebJunction Events Calendar