First off, I would like to say congratulations to the new officers:
Michelle Unger – Vice President
Alissa Steele – Secretary
Felix Coniglio – Webmaster
Kelly Salander – Treasurer
Second, the meeting minutes are being posted for our first two meetings of the year. Stay tuned to the blog to keep up with UB DLIS news and UB-ALA goings.
Hello everyone! My name is Bryan Sajecki and I am the new UB Student-ALA Organization President. First and foremost, welcome (back)! I’m sure everyone had a wonderful opportunity to relax over the summer before coming back to our wonderful library world. I know I did, or at least tried to.
I just wanted to create a post with a few updates for anyone who is interested:
- The first ALA meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 @ approximately 5:30 P.M. Keep in mind, all student-run organization meetings will be held on Thursdays this semester, giving all students the opportunity to be as involved as they possibly can be.
- Our focus this semester for the organization will be How to Market Yourself: Creating Your Own Library Job. This will entail a plethora of brainstorming amongst group members, essentially handcrafting a plan on how to embrace the job market after graduation.
- Right now, we are looking for a Webmaster, Treasurer, and potentially a Secretary. Elections will be held after the first meeting this month.
- We have Rochester Liason this semester; Becky Hawes. We hope to work with her to spread the ALA word!
There are also a few new websites to bookmark for UB-LIS information.
LIS Student Organization Facebook – This link will take you to the Student Organization Facebook.
Keep checking this page for more updates and for any new students out there, we will be seeing you in your LIS 505 classes this up coming week. Also, keep checking the UB-MLS List Serv for more information.
Have a wonderful semester!
Greetings everyone. Jeremy here.
In the meeting today, it was voted that there will be the creation of Rochester Liaison. This position will be for our students that are located in Rochester. The liaison’s position will be open only to students that are in the Rochester area. The responsibilities will include holding at least one meeting per-month; at least two professional developments per semester. The liaison will hold office for one academic year unless they graduate. In that case, elections will be held or the president can appoint someone into the position.
Job Hunting Resources
I need a library Job (Facebook, email list, and twitter): http://www.facebook.com/ineedalibraryjob
Higher Ed Jobs (good for those interested in academic libraries): http://www.higheredjobs.com/
Association of Research Libraries Job List: http://www.arl.org/resources/careers/positions/index.shtml
LIS WIKI “HOWTO: Apply for a library job”: http://liswiki.org/wiki/HOWTO:Apply_for_a_library_job
Open Cover Letters Wondering what your cover letter should look like? tired of looking at all those online
templates? Check out Open Cover Letters, which is full of anonymous cover letters from hired librarians and archivists.: http://opencoverletters.com/author/opencoverletters/
Missed the meeting on Wednesday? No problem, just click here to see the minutes!
Check out the link for meeting minutes to see the latest minutes from our last meeting. We are sorry for the delay in getting them up and out to you. We are having out next meeting on November 2nd at 5pm in 553 (hopefully). See you soon. Please stay tuned for more details on professional developments.