AGLISS to Host Résumé Review Workshop, Saturday, January 16


0116The Association of Library and Information Science Students (AGLISS) invites students, alumni, and area professionals to join us on January 16, 2016, in Great Room C of the Pryzbyla Center for our second annual Career Workshop.

Registration and networking begin at 8 a.m. Our keynote speaker, Karen Britton, will speak at 9 a.m. about her career and advice for librarians. Ms. Britton served as CIO in the Executive Office of the President from 2012-2014, and is currently Senior Vice President of e-Management, where she consults with the Food and Drug Administration’s libraries.

Following Ms. Britton’s remarks, attendees will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with professionals who have volunteered to review application materials and share their professional experience and career advice. Confirmed reviewers include:

  •  Yvonne Dooley, Business Librarian and former Copyright Information Specialist, Library of Congress
  •  Kathel Dunn, NLM Associate Fellowship Coordinator
  •  Al Furnari, LAC Group, Director of Federal Program Management
  •  Nikhat Ghouse, Social Sciences Librarian, American University
  •  Lisa Haralampus, Director of Federal Records Management Policy and Outreach, National Archives
  •  Richard Huffine, Head Librarian, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (formerly with ProQuest)

Participants will meet with volunteer reviewers in small groups from 10am-1pm. Lunch will be served following the event, with the Pryzbyla Center reserved until 2 p.m. to allow attendees to mingle over lunch.

Our schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8 a.m.-8:50 a.m.: Breakfast and check-in (recruiter from LAC Group available to meet with students)
  • 9:00 a.m.: Keynote remarks from Karen Britton
  • 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Participants meet with assigned reviewers
  • 10:45 a.m.-11:30 .a.m.: Participants meet with assigned reviewers
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Participants meet with assigned reviewers
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Participants meet with assigned reviewers

The event is structured to accommodate attendees who need to arrive late or leave early.

In the past, our students and graduates have secured job interviews and received speaking invitations. This event is a great opportunity to expand your network, strengthen your application materials, learn about how professional organizations can advance your career, and discover current and future opportunities at libraries throughout the region.

Please pre-register to guarantee your spot at the event. Registration will open on January 7, with pre-registered attendees receiving first priority.

This event is made possible by the financial support of LAC Group and the Catholic University Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA Lectures Fund is funded by student fees, and provides financial support for student-initiated programming. The GSA invites current graduate student to use this funding source to bring guest speakers to campus. AGLISS offers training, support, and additional funding for students to create programs like this one.

Please contact Anita Kinney (anitaskinney@gmail.com) with questions about this event.

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