ALA Placement Center to host free webinar

Contact: Beatrice Calvin

Program Officer Placement/Recruitment, HRDR

For Immediate Release

December 29, 2009

The American Library Association’s Placement Center will host a free webinar from 11 a.m. to noon CST on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. To attend, participants can visit

The “Finding and Keeping Library Jobs” webinar is intended for librarians and library paraprofessionals who are seeking employment, planning for future employment or looking for professional development opportunities to assist in maintaining current employment. No jobs and employment research experience is expected or required.

Finding the right library job in desired geographic locations and library types can be a challenge. The webinar presenter will explore the best resources among the wealth of jobs and employment research and networking tools available online.

The webinar presenter, Diane Kovacs, is president of Kovacs Consulting – Internet & Web Training. She has more than 15 years of experience as an online instructor and consultant. Kovacs designs and teaches both web-based and face-to-face courses for a variety of academic institutions and organizations.

To attend the webinar, visit To enter, make sure “Enter as a guest” is selected, type your name in the space and click on “Enter Room.”

To set up audio once you’re in the meeting room, choose “Meeting” from the top left menu bar, then “Manage My Settings,” then “Audio Setup Wizard.” The wizard will take you through the necessary steps. A headset with microphone is recommended for full participation in the session. At minimum, participants are asked to login to the session from a computer with speakers or headphones. If you will not have any audio capabilities please let us know ahead of time by e-mailing Kim Sanders at

Potential attendees may want to watch “Participating in Your First Connect Pro Meeting” ( or read the Visual Quick Start Guide (PDF) ( before the presentation.

Registration is not required. Attendance is limited to the first 100 logins.

For more information, contact Placement Manager, Beatrice Calvin at