Career Growth > 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 Mentoring Program
Sponsored by the New Members Roundtable, these volunteers are ready to offer advice and assistance on a wide range of library topics and issues.
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