Core Classroom: Your Supported Job Search

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/02/2024


Tom Ferren

Deputy Executive Director of Learning and Events

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

American Library Association

CHICAGOJoin Core from May 20 to June 14, 2024, for the Core Classroom “Your Supported Job Search.” Looking for work is challenging, and you don't have to do it alone. This course should help you clarify what you are looking for, sharpen your application documents (e.g. CV, resume, cover letter), find a process that works for you, and maintain your mental and physical health. Four sessions will provide a thorough foundation to both the practical and psychological elements of finding a Library and Information Sciences (LIS) job. In session one, Your Search Parameters, students will learn to make themselves clear on what they’re looking for and how it aligns with what’s out there. In session two, Your Strengths, students will get help documenting and communicating their strengths in resumes or CVs and beyond, including Education, Experiences, Titles, Soft Skills, and non-reportable strengths. Session three, Your Process, will provide organization and support for the job search process, including places to look, strategies for applying, how to keep track of postings and practicing for interviews. Finally, session four, Your Well Being, will address how students can care for and prioritize their own well-being during the difficult process of looking for work. This course is appropriate for both new and seasoned LIS workers.

Your Supported Job Search
Start/End Dates: May 20 – June 14, 2024

Students have 24/7 access to the class site for the duration of the class, and aside from assignment deadlines, the work can be completed at their convenience.

A computer with Internet access is required. A high-speed connection and headphones are recommended. No experience is necessary; beginners from any background are welcome.

Live Class Discussions via Zoom:
The following list of live virtual discussion sessions, moderated by the presenter, are the only live class events that students are required to attend:

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CT

Emily Weak, Founder, Hiring Librarians (, Atlanta, GA

Registration Fees:
Free – Core Member
$188.10 – ALA Member
$209 – Non-member

Classroom space is limited. Register now and save your seat!

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy, and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Instagram and LinkedIn.