Career Newsletter, 2/19/20

INTERVIEWING YOUR INTERVIEWER

Whether you’re looking for a full-time job, internship, or directed fieldwork, interviews are a key step in the application process. In the stress of preparing for interviews, it can be easy to forget that an interview goes two ways. While the organization uses interviews to judge your unique set of skills, experience, and personality, it’s also a chance for you to assess whether an organization is the right fit for your career goals, desired work environment, and values.

Most interviews will end with the employer asking if you have any questions of them. This is your chance to ask well-researched and thoughtful questions that might influence your decision and help ensure you don’t jump into a job you end up dreading. Here are some tips on preparing questions to ask the interviewer:

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Call for Participants: AAAS, Pacific Division Annual Conference: Library Science Symposium, Apr 1

Call for Participants: AAAS, Pacific Division Annual Conference: Library Science Symposium

AAAS, Pacific Division Annual Conference
Ashland, OR, June 16-20, 2020
Call For Papers: Library Science Symposium
General and Interdisciplinary Section

Deadline: Submissions due by April 1, 2020.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Pacific Division is hosting a Library Science Symposium under their General and Interdisciplinary Section.

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Major Hip Hop, health and wellness expo to take place in Seattle, Mar 6

Major Hip Hop, health and wellness expo to take place in Seattle

Friday, March 6, 2020
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, PT, for students and families
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, PT, for general public
Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Hip Hop Is Green (HHIG), announces the first-ever Hip Hop is Green Health & Wellness eXpo Friday, March 6th, at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. There will be three sessions; the first two will be for students and families. The general public is welcome to the third session from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

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Career Preparation: San José State University iSchool 2020 Diversity Webinar Series

Career Preparation: San José State University iSchool 2020 Diversity Webinar Series

The SJSU iSchool Diversity Committee invites you to attend our 2020 Diversity Webinar Series. All are welcome to attend these free webcasts and registration is not required. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the on-demand webcast page about two weeks after each event date. Webinars take place once a month from February-May and August-November 2020.

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Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement, Feb 19

Workshop: Writing a Teaching Statement

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
3:30-5:00 PM PT
Gerberding Hall Room 142

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a “Writing a Teaching Statement” workshop for graduate students and postdocs next Wednesday, February 19, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Discover what teaching statements can look like, how to develop one (even if you have never been a TA), review examples, and brainstorm with peers.

Register at: bit.ly/teachingStatement

First Meeting: Librarians Organizing for Racial Equity (LORE), Feb 19

First Meeting: Librarians Organizing for Racial Equity (LORE)

Wednesday, February 19
7:00 PM, PT
Location TBD, Zoom Access Available

Librarians Organizing for Racial Equity (LORE) is a new group for UW MLIS students, formed with the goal of racial equity education in a profession that is overwhelmingly white. Through growing pains and discomfort, LORE aims to become more competent in understanding the extra burdens that library staff of color have to deal with in institutional racism in libraries as well as academia. LORE strives to collaborate on the future of equitable librarianship.

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