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Ive got the Education: What do I do now? Kate Morrison Library Technician, Hamilton Public Library Member of OLA & OALT/ABO.

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1 Ive got the Education: What do I do now? Kate Morrison Library Technician, Hamilton Public Library Member of OLA & OALT/ABO

2 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 2 Outline of Presentation We will be covering: 1.Who am I? 2.The OALT/ABO salary survey & its implications for job hunting 3.What skills library technicians have to offer an employer 4.Where can you go from here?

3 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 3 Who am I & why this session? I have a varied professional career & have had to job hunt in many types of conditions I wish to show how you can use a tool like the Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de lOntario (OALT/ABO) Salary Survey to help you in your career at the beginning or any point

4 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 4 So, what is the OALT/ABO Salary Survey? Sent out every 2 years Data collated and presented to show such trends as: Types of libraries library technicians work in Educational level of staff Responsibilities of staff Management level of respondents Salary Years experience in the field

5 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 5 Parts of the Survey Used Library environment Job responsibilities & activities Public service responsibilities Salaries of respondents

6 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 6 Before we go any further… your turn to do some work !! What job titles or areas of the library/information field have you found in your travels? (Please bring some suggestions with you to the session)

7 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 7 The Salary Survey says… Bibliographic services & digitization technician Borrower Services Technician Chief Executive Officer Technicienne, systèmes Et remise de Documents Coordinator, Research Centre Data Initiatives Manager Media Assistant Secondary School Library Technician Team Member Online Web Library technician Circulation & ILL Technician

8 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 8 Library Environment

9 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 9 Job Responsibilities & Activities – Technical

10 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 10 Job Responsibilities & Activities – Public

11 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 11 Job Responsibilities & Activities – Management

12 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 12 Salaries

13 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 13 So how does this help YOU! Use it to discover other complimentary areas to pursue besides the traditional Help you think outside the box for other segments of employers to approach to sell yourself for the job Words to use to sell yourself to employers

14 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 14 What do you, the person, bring to the equation? Your skills from various places of employment Your creativity Volunteer work Life education (life skills) Community involvement Research about companies, job descriptions & related careers

15 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 15 What can I do as I hunt for a job? Keep up with: Current events Improve your communication skills, if needed Join professional associations Network, in person and online Develop new, broader areas of knowledge Pop culture Professional websites, blogs, RSS feeds Take advantage of contract & volunteer work

16 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 16 Small List of Resources OALT/ABO salary surveys: ALA JobLIST Direct: OLAs Career Centre: Service Canada site with labour market opportunities: s-eng.do?cid=1&lang=eng s-eng.do?cid=1&lang=eng

17 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 17 Further Resources CLAs job sitesite School Library Journal Library Journal Archives Canada Library & Archives Canada ARMA Canada – records management ARMA Canada Your old school

18 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 18 Further Resources Resources in the Knowledge Ontario suite of databases – Learning Express Library, etc. Microsoft web site for their applications Other associations in your related field Databases provided by OLA RSS feeds from various news outlets

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23 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 23 A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

24 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 24 From a discussion last September on the OALT/ABO discussion list, after listing many ways to look for a job, Maggie ended with this statement: To be honest, I don't think it's about statistics, or about the economy, or about how persistent you are, or about how qualified you are. I think successful job-hunting is a creative activity. It's about imagination. Maggie Weaver OALT/ABO Member A Different Perspective

25 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 25 Summary Use your life experience, common sense, and skills you have learned through your education and with the help of others. Relax & have fun in life while job hunting, this will help you take a look in unexpected places and be ready to take risks.

26 Friday, February 4, 2011Ive Got the Education: What do I do Now? 26 Contact Information Kate Morrison Library Technician Hamilton Public Library


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