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Considering Federal Librarianship? Learn how on Second Life!

The Government Information Division, the Military Libraries Division, and ALA's Federal and Armed Forces Round Table (FAFLRT) are co-sponsoring a booth with information on how to become a federal librarian at the first Second Life Library Career Fair and Library Fair, sponsored by the Alliance Virtual Library on May 8 & 9th, 2009. The event takes place on Infotainment Islan.

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/98/69/31

The Federal Depository Libraries also have booth at the the fair.

From the description on the Alliance Library webpage:
The Library Career Fair, May 8th, is being managed by the LIS Student Union under Adra Letov and DaisyBlue Hefferman. The Career Fair events will include: Orientations for new avatars (librarians, students, and staff), an LIS Career Resource Center with links to global job postings, speakers on survival skills for getting a job in a bad economy, resume tune-up, and what employers are looking for in today’s media-rich Web 2.0 information environments. If you are interested in posting positions or working with the Career Fair in some way, please contact Diane Nahl, SL: Adra Letov, at nahl@hawaii.edu.

Here is the schedule:

Second Life LIS Student Union Career Fair:
Carpe Calamitas! Networking Librarians, Students, Employers and Recruiters
Friday May 8, 2009 - Noon to 7 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/98/69/31


Noon-2 pm SLT: Orientation sessions for new avatars

2-3 pm SLT: Opening Keynote Speaker: Kitty Pope, Executive-Director of AVL, on kicking off the month-long celebration of AVL’s Third Anniversary in Second Life. Additionally, other speakers will be addressing survival skills for getting a job in a bad economy.

3-4 pm SLT: Research mini-conference presentations by students on their Second Life interface studies.

4-5 pm SLT: Panel of recruiters and employers: “What are employers looking for in today's media-rich Web 2.0 information environments?”

5-7 pm SLT: Social Networking Party mixer for Career Fair and Library Fair participants and friends with DJ Gwen Carillon, dancing and music.

Questions? PM Melanie Twine.

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Alliance Virtual Library Library Fair
Saturday, May 9th 2009
Noon to 6 PM SLT

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Infotainment%20Island/156/151/32

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm SLT
"Libraries and Innovation in Second Life" - Lori Bell (RL) Lorelei Junot (SL), Alliance Virtual Library

1 pm - 1:45 pm SLT
"Growing a Community Library; Lessons from the Field" - Micki McIntyre (RL) Derry McMahon (SL), RezLibris

2 pm - 2:45 pm SLT
"Supporting and Promoting Ingenuity" - Joanne Brothers (RL) Vienna James (SL), University of the West of England & RezLibris

3 pm - 3:45 SLT
"SL Library Instruction: A Work in Progress" - P. Charles Livermore (RL) Hopalong Oh (SL), St. John's University Libraries

4 pm SLT - 6 PM SLT
Exhibits & Networking

Posted by kkowatch at May 8, 2009 02:14 PM

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