Are you a student or new graduate looking to get your break in the library industry? This event is for you!
It can be tough to find employment in the library and information world, but SALIN is here to help you give it your best shot.
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On Wednesday 22nd March, SALIN hosted Take the fear out of networking, a workshop providing advice on social communication for your career.
The event started with a networking bingo session to get everyone out of their seats and into conversations. Two experienced networkers then provided some invaluable advice. The event concluded with a speed-networking activity which gave everyone the chance to practice what they had learned and speak to all other attendees.
We’d like to thank our guest presenters Jennifer Osborn (Research Librarian at the University of Adelaide) and Eleanor Thomas (Acquisitions Coordinator at the University of South Australia). Here’s a summary of their advice:
Welcome to the first in what we hope will be a series of short pieces written by South Australian information professionals, sharing perspectives on the diverse people and jobs who make up our industry. This piece is written by David Bald, a treasured volunteer from the SALIN committee.
When I thought back about my life and what my dream job would be, I seemed to always come back to libraries, followed by galleries, archives and museums.
Are you trying to get started in the library and information world? Are you a student or recent graduate wanting to make contacts, volunteer and land yourself in employment?
If you have questions, SALIN has the answers. At our upcoming interactive panel session, three professionals with vast experience in hiring library workers will share their tips for resume writing, job interviews and making yourself attractive to employers:
Belinda Van Drine – Business Development Coordinator, Adelaide City Libraries
Benjamin Wheal – Team Leader, Collections & Access, City of Tea Tree Gully Library
Mel Montgomery – Library/IT Business Manager, University of South Australia
Date: Thursday 27 October
Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start (session will run for 90 minutes)
Cost: $5 (free for ALIA members)
We will be serving light refreshments to provide you with the energy to network after the discussion.
If you can’t make it in person, we’ll also be streaming the discussion live on Facebook.
Please contact us here for more information: