by Nora K. Stoecker, Rio Grande Chapter
Future Ready Toolkit
This post is from SLA’s new Future Ready Toolkit. The Toolkit was constructed by SLA members who have drawn upon substantial professional experience and alignment research to help you hone your skills in a way that is relevant and global. The toolkit is collaboration, alignment, adaptation, and community put into action.
To quote Kim Dority in Rethinking Information Work: a Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals (2006), finding a job is a matter of persistent effort, lots of research, and ongoing colleague connections.
Social media or other emerging technologies, used in partnership with traditional job search methods, will play a strong role in your job search by providing opportunities to grow and strengthen your network, enhance your professional visibility, and supplement your research efforts. In addition you’ll be putting yourself in the same space as recruiters and potential hiring managers.
Let’s explore how.
Nora K. Stoecker, MLIS. Senior Information Researcher/Analyst. Nora is a 32-plus year veteran of the world of work, with an early 14 years in human resources and a recent 18 years as an information professional both as an employee and a freelancer. She is a long-time active member of SLA. You’re welcome to contact Nora at email@example.com.