Volume 8, No. 11 • November 2011

Spotlight

  • Steps to Gainful Employment: Monrovia Public Library Offers Career Guidance to California’s Unemployed

    Our current economic downturn has led many librarians to adopt a new hat: that of career guidance counselor. Every day people from all age groups and experience levels come to the library for help with filing unemployment, searching for jobs or creating a resume. Many have never been to the library before; many have never used a computer before. Every day over 300,000 Americans get job-seeking help at their public library. Over 17 percent of Americans are … Read the rest

ALA-APA News

Career Advancement

  • Still Waiting

    You battled a tough MLIS program: you brushed off notebooks, suffered through hours of classroom instruction and finally walked across the stage to proudly shake the hand of your library program’s dean. “Here comes the easy part,” you thought to yourself: landing your dream library job. Then as the pages of your calendar peeled away without as much as a return phone call, you began to question the whole thing. What happened to those hoards of … Read the rest

Certification

  • The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC) announces Project Participants

    The American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) announced that the LSSC program will partner with 11 Library Assistant Training (LTA) Programs in a project that will allow their graduates to receive the LSSC without having to further demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

    These programs include the Community Care College in Oklahoma; NMSU-Dona Ana Community College in New Mexico; Central Carolina Community College in North Carolina; College of Lake County in Illinois; Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania; Fresno City College in … Read the rest

Support Staff

  • Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program offers free webinar November 15

    The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will offer an hour-long informational webinar at 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

    The presentation will explain the value of this certification to library support staff, employers and library users. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their questions answered by program staff members.

    For more information on the webinar … Read the rest

Work/Life

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