Accepting Appointments for Career Counseling and Resume Review at ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/16/2017


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)


The American Library Association’s (ALA) JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions and resume reviews on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 - 25, 2017 during the ALA 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center, located in McCormick Place West - Hall F2.  


Any conference attendee can start or recharge their career by meeting with a professional career counselor.  The counselor can guide you in strategizing for the first or next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals and/or rejuvenating your career. Each one-on-one session is 20 minutes and is completely confidential. 


Our career development coach, Caitlin Williams, Ph.D., works with individuals and organizations to create and implement professional development initiatives. She focuses on helping professionals leverage their talents in ways that truly make a difference.


Advance sign-up is encouraged, as appointments go fast.  We will also accept walk-ins if there are available appointments.


If you need help getting your resume polished, stop by the Placement & Career Development Center while you are at conference.  Come and discover the best way to show your most recent accomplishments with an updated resume.  The resume critiquing service is free, and available whenever the Center is open. 


We will add a link to the online sign up page as we get closer to conference.  You may sign-up for an appointment on-site.  However, appointments go quickly, so you may want to sign-up in advance.


These complimentary services are provided as part of ALA’s continuing efforts to help members retool their skills, gain insight into career possibilities, and prepare for job searches.


For more information on other ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center activities during the Annual Conference, visit the conference workshops page.


The ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Center is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).