Cool jobhunting link from ALA

I came across this link on ALA’s Libraries Direct – it’s “ALA’s Toolkit for Getting A Job In a Tough Economy”. It includes tips on resume writing, salary negotiation, networking and other skills that are useful whether jobs are plentiful or scarce; as well as information relevant to the current library job market.

What other resources do you recommend for job hunting in tough times?


Booth Volunteers needed for Resume Review Service at ALA

*Please excuse cross-posting.


The 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. is coming very soon! NMRT Resume Review Service needs you! Please consider volunteering to greet participants.

Consult the current ALA 2007 Annual Conference Volunteer Booth Schedule [] for available time slots.

Sign-up early and reserve your preferred time slots. The location of the booth will be in Hall E of the Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

Once you’ve consulted the schedule and picked a preferred time to greet people, please e-mail Maureen Cropper at

See the RRS wiki at for more information and email me at if you have any questions.

Kristina Keogh
NMRT Resume Review Committee

Reference Librarian for the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Resume Review Service Available at ALA Midwinter

Job hunting? Want a great resume?
The New Members Round Table offers its resume review service to all attendees of the Midwinter Conference in
Librarians from all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered to help you make your resume shine!

How does it work? Reviewers meet with a job seeker for 30 minutes and give constructive advice on how to improve your resume and/or cover letter. Reviewers comment on overall presentation, layout, organization, content and spelling/grammar issues. More information at

Visit the NMRT Resume Review Service Booth in Room 6A on Level 6 of the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle, Washington.

Friday (1/19): 12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday (1/20): 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday (1/21): 9 am - 5 pm

Monday (1/22): 9 am – 1 pm

New Member Roundtable Resume Review Service Committee

Kristina Keogh
Reference Librarian for the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Advertising Your Personal Web Site on ArLiSNAP

Include your personal web site or blog in your profile to increase the number of links to your site (it will move your site up on search engine results). Every time you post or comment at ArLiSNAP, your webpage will be hyperlinked to your name, if you are signed in. For a good example, see jesmesfes‘ posts and comments. You can also contact the blog administrator to add your site to the Resources Page.