Get your career questions answered

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/28/2015


Beatrice Calvin

Manager of Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

(800) 545-2433 x4280

CHICAGO — Need a little bit of help with your career?  Wondering if you should stay in your current position or look for something new?  Not sure what your next move should be?  If you plan to attend the ALA 2015 Annual Conference in San Francisco, then you should stop by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center.  There will be several opportunities to get your career questions and/or concerns answered.  Take a look at these complimentary services.

Career Counseling:  From 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, and from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, there will be a professional career counselor available to assist conference attendees.

Recharge your career by meeting with a professional career coach. She can guide you in strategizing for the 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.

If you have never experienced career counseling, or just haven't used this type of service in a long time, this is the perfect time to either introduce yourself to or reacquaint yourself with a service that can be useful throughout your career. Come and talk with a knowledgeable professional about your career concerns.  It will be well worth your time.

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You also have the option of going to the Placement Center on-site to sign-up for a time slot. However, appointments go quickly, so consider signing up in advance using the online sign-up form. 

Check Out a Librarian:  2 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. 

Are you looking to find your special librarian niche? Want to move up the librarianship ladder but not sure how? Are you interested in some of ALA's amazing programs or getting involved in activities? Well, we have an event just for you! Join us to talk with working librarians who are doing great and interesting things with their careers. Find out how to get a job, move into a more specialized area or move into your career goals. All types of libraries will be represented. Libraries are changing and you need to be ready! No appointment needed.

On-the-Fly Mentoring: From 9 am. - noon, Saturday, June 27, and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28.

Looking for some professional guidance and advice while at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco? If so, stop by the Placement Center for the ACRL - University Libraries Section's "On-the-Fly" Mentoring to talk with an experienced librarian about any and all aspects of your career. Mentoring sessions are available by appointment and on a first-come, first-served drop-in basis.

Resume Review Service: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28.

If you need help getting your resume polished, stop by the Placement Center while you are at conference. Come and discover the best way to show your most recent accomplishments with an updated resume.  Computers will be available so you can make changes immediately.

For more information on the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, visit