When: Friday, Feb 01 | 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Health Libraries.


Description:

So…you’re interested in working in a health sciences library setting. You’ve probably already heard that getting library work experience is crucial to landing your first post-MLIS job. But what qualifications are employers actually looking for? And how do early career information professionals gain these competencies and technical skills?

This interactive session will outline preliminary findings from a content analysis study of health sciences library job advertisements and offer a critical examination of current library school curriculums in Canada. Whether you are a newly minted library school graduate looking for your first professional position or an experienced hiring manager, come and discuss current and future employment trends in health sciences librarianship.

Learning objectives:
1. Attendees will discover and analyze the current skill set valued by health sciences library employers for new librarians
2. Attendees will identify tools and methods for gaining desired skills and competencies
3. Attendees will brainstorm ways in which they can transfer and apply key insights from this session to their professional practice