The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is offering free one-year memberships to students graduating from ALA-accredited MLS and MLIS programs and from school library media programs recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), an educational unit accredited by the National
Applications for the 2011 BRASS Gale Cengage Student Travel Award are being accepted until January 31, 2011. The award provides $1000 to fund travel to, and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference for a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program… (more)
News from ALA’s Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR):
The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego (#alamw11).
TAP Information Services and LearningTimes invite librarians, library staff, vendors, graduate students, and developers to submit program proposals related to the topic of mobile library services for the Handheld Librarian 4 conference (HHL4).
Taking advantage of the online courses and webinars offered by ALA’s divisions is a great way to explore hot topics and trends in the library world, delve into a specialized area of librarianship that isn’t covered in library school, and gain information that can give you a leg up in class and on the job market.
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 ALA Chapter Relations Task Force is charged with exploring ways that the ALA and all its chapters can more effectively work together. Task Force members are contacting the groups they represent and conducting a survey to help steer our discussion and ideas.
Have you ever considered working in a Federal library? There are academic, public, medical, law, school, and special federal libraries all around the world. The average annual salary for librarians in non-supervisory, supervisory, and managerial positions in the Federal Government was $84,796 in March 2009.