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1 Cindy Batman Library Liaison to the College of Information Discovery Park Library University of North Texas Janet Denny Employer Development Services Career Center University of North Texas 1 Librarians in the brave new world of today’s job market

2 Welcome to the Texas Library Association’s Strategic Initiative Webinars To hear the audio portion of today’s program, please dial toll-free to our conference call at Please use today’s access code: If you encounter technical problems, please contact the ReadyTalk support line at A team of technicians is standing by to assist you. 2 Librarians in the brave new world of today’s job market

3 Important Info for later Continuing Education Certificates will be available tomorrow, July 13, at A free recording of this webinar will be available next week at Photo by iStock Photo

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7 Our Presenters Cindy BatmanJanet Denny 7

8 Introduction 8 Cindy Batman – Liaison to College of Information & Outreach Librarian – Discovery Park Library, University of North Texas – MSLS 2003

9 9 9 Janet Denny – Employment Development Coordinator – Career Services University of North Texas

10 10 Stimulate your thinking Talk about the profession Evaluate yourselves Make a paradigm shift Retooling for a new future Resumes Today’s world of work Conclusion

11 Use your University’s Career Services 11

12 What we do 12

13 professionals want to see? What do business 13

14 This or That 14

15 Size:856 × 1000 Type:77KB JPG 15 Website for this image furniture.homegardenbin.com Full-size image - 1.7x largerFull-size image This image may be subject to copyright. Do you need to make changes to your appearance to be more professional?

16 Poll ? Do you need to make changes in your appearance to be more professional? Yes or No 16

17 What do interviewers want to see when you walk in the door? 17

18 18 Where else can you contribute?

19 19 Expand your horizons

20 Come out of your “Library Box” Library Box 20

21 Broaden your view of the world of work 21

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23 Retool for your future 23

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25 Are You Ready? 25 Self Assessment

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27 27 Invest in Career Counseling

28 You have the tools 28

29 Transfer your skill sets

30 Federal Government jobs 30

31 Federal Jobs….continued: Overview of the online process After selecting the job to which you’d like to apply, there are usually several steps in the online application process: 1.Create your federal resume 2.Answer the questions posed online 3.Submit the complete application package by the stated deadline 4.Follow up with the appropriate agency contact to inquire about progress in hiring for the position 31

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34 34 What you can do for them?

35 What do you bring to the table? 35

36 36 Re-career

37 37 across the bridge Move

38 38 Transition from School librarian  to  Vendor Rep 

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40 40 Connections

41 41 Networking is a necessity

42 42 Hit your target

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44 44 The New Business Model

45 45 It takes a lot of time!

46 46 Work Life Balance

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51 Contact Information: Cindy Batman Library Liaison to the College of Information University of North Texas Discovery Park Library 3940 North Elm Street Denton, Texas Janet Denny Employer Development Coordinator University of North Texas Career Center Chestnut Hall, Suite West Chestnut Street Denton, Texas

52 Cindy Batman Library Liaison to the College of Information Discovery Park Library University of North Texas Janet Denny Employer Development Services Career Center University of North Texas 52 Librarians in the brave new world of today’s job market

53 Brought to you by Texas Library Association

54 Special Thanks to

55 More webinars in this series Facing Trying Times for Librarians Thursday, August 4 ♦ 2pm – 3pm Ron Pollock will expand on one of the key parts of looking for a new position, the tailored resume, in a live webinar at 2pm on August 4. How can you describe your skills in the best terms for a potential employer? What are some ways that you can translate your library skills into broader terms? Tell a great story – get a job Thursday, September 15 ♦ 2pm – 3pm In their live webinar at 2pm on September 15, Kerry McGeath and Cynthia Pfledderer will share more specific steps for introducing yourself professionally and telling your story in terms that fit your potential new position. Learn about common pitfalls and best practices in the interview process, both within the library community and the private sector. REGISTRATION and more information available at

56 The End For more information on TLA webinars: Ted Wanner TLA Continuing Education Specialist /

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