Wednesday, February 4, 2009
last week's meeting (1/29)
RASL kicked off the semester with its first meeting last Thursday (1/29). Here's what went on:
From NJLA Job Hotline site (Just Google "NJLA Job Hotline" as the link doesn't always work):
CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN- FULL TIME; MONROE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY
CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN- PART TIME; MATAWAN ABERDEEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY INTERN: PART TIME; PISCATAWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
TEEN LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY INTERN: EAST BRUNSWICK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Kristi also works at New Brunswick Free Public Library and mentioned that there is a YA INTERN position available; email Kristi Revicki at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
In-depth meeting will happen in early April, so stay tuned!
BUT if it's your first semester, you should definitely meet with an adviser ASAP! We recommend Carol Gordon if you are doing the school library track.
-Shadowing librarians: veteran RASL members highly recommend contacting a local SLMS (school library media specialist) to get some experience BEFORE you do field experience (in your last semester). This is a great way to get exposure to different age groups! Our webmaster, Renee, recommended contacting the Central Jersey Regional Library Consortium to do so.
-NJASL and NJLA: join them! Student discounts are available while you're earning your MLIS which will save you A LOT of money.
-Conferences: the annual NJASL conference was held at the East Brunswick Hilton in November, but stay tuned to the RASL blog for info on registering for next year's conference. NJLA should be coming up in April or May as well!
-Those who have been to conferences say it's an invaluable experience, where you'll experience vendors, get programming ideas, and hear lectures on current research!
RASL will be holding a Web 2.0 panel this semester. Check your email to find out when our March meeting will be held.
Have a great semester!!!!