Essential Information: Navigating Career Opportunities in Libraries, Research, or Knowledge Management

Are you or is anyone you know considering a career in Libraries, Research, or Knowledge Management? The American Library Association’s Knowledge Alliance invites you to join us for a FREE workshop focused on graduate education, career options, and networking with local professionals. This event is co-hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library, the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus Inc., and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. Events will take place at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library.

Essential Information: Navigating Career Opportunities in Libraries, Research, or Knowledge Management
FREE, but registration is requested and space is limited to the first 35 participants
Register at http://knowledgealliance.org/event/essential-information-workshop-new-york
A broad range of career opportunities are waiting for you in the library and information field. Would you like a career in which 85% of the responding 2013 graduating class is working in a degree-related job, a career that does needed work in your community? Are you constantly helping your friends and family navigate the overwhelming flow of information online? Do you enjoy helping people understand new technologies? Are you a natural organizer? We are looking for you!
During these free activities you will:
• Hear about the wide range of career opportunities with a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, such as youth services librarian, community advocate, senior program manager, research analyst, information architect, media specialist
• Network with potential mentors from regional institutions, organizations and graduate degree programs
• Meet local activists and hear about why they joined this dynamic profession
• Get individualized assistance with:
choosing a graduate program
writing a highly competitive application
identifying references
funding a graduate education
For more information, contact: Hannah Lee at emailhannah@gmail.com
Join the Knowledge Alliance! http://knowledgealliance.org/info
This event is one of five Knowledge Alliance Essential Information workshops in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York during the month of May. These workshops are designed to help prospective LIS students from underrepresented groups prepare for graduate education, navigate career options, and connect with diverse network of peers and mentors to help break down the complexities of a transforming industry and build a path that suits each individual’s goals and skills. These events are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-03-10-0063-10].

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