Accepting appointments for career counseling at ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 03/17/2015


Beatrice Calvin

Program Officer

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)


CHICAGO — During the upcoming American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide complimentary career counseling sessions.  Confidential sessions will be conducted from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 28.  Sign-up now.

Any conference attendee can start or recharge his 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. 

This complimentary service is provided as part of ALA’s continuing efforts to help job seekers retool their skills while preparing for job searches and career advancement.  

The ALA JobLIST Placement Center hosts Caitlin Williams, Ph.D., a career development consultant and coach. Williams 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 now being accepted.  We also accept walk-ins.  However, since appointments go fast, you should take advantage of the advance sign-up option.

Counseling sessions will be held in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center located in the Moscone Convention Center - 104S.

For more information on Placement Center activities, visit the conference workshops page of the JobLIST web site.