For immediate release | November 16, 2010

ALA JobLIST Placement Center to provide free career counseling during ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

CHICAGO - The ALA JobLIST Placement Center will provide free career counseling sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, 2011 in the Placement Center during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego (#alamw11).

As part of its efforts to help job seekers retool their skills and prepare for job searches, the ALA Placement Center will host Caitlin Williams, Ph.D. in the Placement Center. Dr. Williams, a career development consultant and coach in San Jose, Calif., will provide 20-minute sessions to conference attendees. Dr. 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. She teaches in the master’s program in Counselor Education at San Jose State University and is associate editor of the National Career Development Association’s Career Convergence Organizations department.

To sign up for a session, send an email to, and use MDW11 Counseling in the subject line. Indicate day and time preferences in the message. Conference attendees may also sign up on-site at the scheduling booth in the Placement Center. For more information on the JobLIST Placement Center, visit or contact Placement Center Manager Beatrice Calvin at or via phone at (800) 545-2433 ext. 4280.


Beatrice Calvin