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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Alliance Virtual Library Library Fair
Saturday, May 9th 2009
Noon to 6 PM SLT
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