ALA@UMD with LAC Federal present Contracting as a Career Path-March 9, 2017

Check out LAC Federal Employee and iSchool Alum Chris Lao-Scott’s blog post about the federal hiring freeze and how it affects information professionals. Come out to the event tonight to learn more from federal contractors and their experiences. Representatives from Continue reading ALA@UMD with LAC Federal present Contracting as a Career Path-March 9, 2017

ALA stands with transgender students

Keep reading for ALA President Julie Todaro’s statement regarding the President’s recent actions. CHICAGO  – Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement strongly protesting the rollback of protections for transgender students in our nation’s public schools. “The Continue reading ALA stands with transgender students

Planning on attending ALA Midwinter this year? Check out this emotional intelligence workshop while you’re there!

Introvert or extrovert? Which one are you? And does it really matter in the workplace as long as you are smart and work hard? The reality is that most people possess some characteristics associated with both personality types, though often with a strong Continue reading Planning on attending ALA Midwinter this year? Check out this emotional intelligence workshop while you’re there!

“When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

“When a door closes, a window opens” Interview with Courtney Young, American Library Association Immediate Past President, the youngest President the ALA had in the last 80+ years. Courtney Young graduated with MS in Library Science from Simmons College in August 1997 and Continue reading “When a door closes, a window opens”: Interview with Courtney Young (ALA Immediate Past President)

Call for papers: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by Continue reading Call for papers: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

Submit to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2016 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. NMRT members, current LIS students and recent graduates are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration. Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal Continue reading Submit to Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Speaking for Librarians

The ALA-New Members Roundtable held an online program, “Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Speaking for Librarians” with Mary Stein. View the recording here http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p1ftbea5rh6/ and learn how to improve your public speaking skills. You can also find slides from Mary’s presentation here: Let Continue reading Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Speaking for Librarians

LLAMA Mentoring Committee Recruiting Mentors and Mentees

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2016-June 2017 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders. For mentors, it is a chance to pass on Continue reading LLAMA Mentoring Committee Recruiting Mentors and Mentees