SLA/CUA Cover Letter and Resume Review Workshop 1/17

Dear students,

January is a great time to look for a library job. According to Naomi House, the number of visitors to drops dramatically in January, and picks up again in July, while the number of LIS jobs available remains relatively constant. As the founder of the largest LIS job repository, Naomi has an extensive professional network and a great deal of perspective about successful job-search strategies.

Your student chapter of the Special Libraries Association is pleased to sponsor an upcoming job-hunting/resume review workshop featuring an introductory keynote from Naomi about how to tailor resumes and cover letters as you begin (or resume) your library job search. This event will give students the opportunity to meet in small groups with hiring managers from around the area who have volunteered to give advice on applying with their respective employers.

Come enjoy breakfast and lunch, and register for 45-minute resume review sessions with the librarian(s) of your choice.

9-9:30 Registration & light breakfast

9:30-10:15 Keynote: Naomi House

10:15-11:00 – Review session 1

11:00-11:45 – Review session 2

11:45-12:30 Review session 3

12:30-1:30 Lunch with wrap-up comments/discussion led by Naomi

We are still working on finalizing a few resume reviewers, but registration is now open. Priority will be given to current Catholic University students. We can only accommodate 45 attendees, so please register quickly!

More details about the event, and registration, are here: (please note – we are in the process of updating this page with biographies of our various reviewers).

Please contact David Shumaker (, at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Please feel free to reply to this email with any questions. We hope to see many of you there!


Kelly Knight (Outgoing president, CUA SLA)

Anita Kinney (Vice President)

Sam Russell (Vice President)

SLA/CUA Student Group



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