Category Archives: LW Tip

DOL Hosts Live Chat on Employment Resources for Disabled Veterans

(Work in Progress), The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor, invites employers and veterans to participate in a #VetsJobsChat on employment resources for disabled veterans. The Department of Labor will be joined by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, its Office of Disability Employment Policy, several national veterans service organizations, employers, representatives from local American Jobs Centers and experts from the armed services.

Participants may use the hashtag #VetsJobsChat to submit … Read the rest

Summer Food Service Program and the National Hunger Hotline

During the school year, over 19 million children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs, but what happens when school lets out?

Summer brings the highest rates of childhood hunger in the U.S, with more children going without nutrients, skipping meals and eating less food. Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process: Lack of nutrition can lead to poor performance and concentration and may make children … Read the rest

ALA to Host Career Development Facilitator Training

The American Library Association will host Career Development Facilitator (CDF) sessions at its headquarters in Chicago, June 26 – 27, 2013. The deadline to register is Friday, June 14, 2013.

As a public librarian, you’re probably seeing more patrons who are requesting resources for guidance in their job search. The impact of the recent recession is still being felt by thousands of Americans who have lost their jobs and can’t figure out how to get a new one.

It’s also … Read the rest

Call for Submissions: Women of Library History

Is there a woman in librarianship who was near and dear to you and your library’s heart? Who has made history at your library? Perhaps a group of women who helped shape you or your community’s interaction with libraries? Maybe even someone whose portrait you pass every day?

In celebration of Women’s History Month this March 2013, the Feminist Task Force would like to invite submissions to highlight valued women in libraries. This is the perfect time of year to

Read the rest

Free Resources Available to Help You Improve

If you’re like many people who made resolutions at the start of this year, one of these probably included something about improving professionally. If you haven’t gotten started yet, we have some resources that might help.

National Seminars Training provides a wide variety of free resources including e-books, such as The Best Kept Secrets About Managing People; quick-tip videos, such as Communicating During Conflict; and a number of e-newsletters. This is a good place to start with professional … Read the rest

Celebrate at the ALA-APA Networking Reception this ALA Midwinter

Experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife at this premier social event during the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this networking fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the W Seattle Hotel, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing and more!

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door, or in advance by registering on the … Read the rest

Celebrate at the ALA-APA Networking Reception this ALA Midwinter

Experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife at this premier social event during the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this networking fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing and more! Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library … Read the rest

Panel Discussion on Availability of Library Jobs

In the face of negative messages about the value of the library degree and the future of the profession, what can we do as library professionals and educators to send a collective message about recruitment into the profession and into libraries? Do we have reliable data about jobs and placements? Do new graduates have the skills to compete successfully in a turbulent and often tight job market? What can ALA do to support new graduates, as well as other job-hunting … Read the rest

Mark Your Calendars and Prepare to Celebrate at the Networking Reception

Experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife at this premier social event during the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this networking fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing and more! Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library … Read the rest

Mark Your Calendars and Prepare to Celebrate at the Networking Reception

Experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife at this premier social event during the ALA 2013 Midwinter Conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people at this networking fundraiser on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening filled with music, dancing, and more! Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library … Read the rest