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Making Connections

Connecting with other librarians will expand your professional opportunities. Get involved in professional organizations, meet other librarians working in your field. Connect with other new librarians. Find a mentor to help get your career started. Working with new ideas through new relationships may help you to find areas to pursue in rounding out your skills.

  • LISjobs Message Boards
    Discussion forums devoted to library careers, job hunting and professsional development. Make connections, share experiences and get advice from librarians, LIS students, library workers, and information professionals.
  • Information Career Trends
    "Many articles, job-hunting advice, professional development opportunities, and ideas on how to further your library career.
  • Librarians Meetups
    See if there are other librarians in your area that want to meet up and start networking.
  • Librarian Wannabes
    Yahoo discussion group designed to help up and coming librarians through the trials of graduate school and new jobs.
  • A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette
    Fun, tongue in cheek, workplace advice for librarians.
  • Library Grrrls! Rants and Raves, but interesting reading.
  • New York Library Association Library Assistant Training Program
    Sponsored by NYLA in cooperation with community colleges around the state. It is open to individuals already working or newly hired in libraries.

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