Sunday, June 7, 2009

LISSTEN/ALUMNI Resume and Interview Workshop

by Melanie Quinn and Christy Nini

On Sunday, May 3, 2009 LISSTEN and the SJSU-SLIS Alumni Association hosted its annual Resume and Interview Workshop on the CSU Fullerton Campus from 1-4 pm. The afternoon began with Jeanette Contreas, Library Director of Placentia Library District, giving successful interview tips. She was followed by Jayne Sinegal from Irvine Valley College,speaking about successful resumes. One-on-one resume critiques and mock interviews followed the speakers. Many participating librarians represented a broad spectrum of librarianship, providing valuable feedback on student resumes and tips on interviewing skills. The workshop ended with a panel of three SJSU-SLIS alumni sharing their experiences in getting their first jobs. There were over 60 people in attendance, including students, alumni, and librarians. From the comments received, many students found the workshop very useful to know what to expect from the interview process. The Resume and Interview Workshop committee is highly praised for all its hard work in planning the workshop.

Please keep an eye on the SLIS Admin List for future workshops from LISSTEN.

Christy Nini is excited to have had the opportunity to work with wonderful students and professional librarians for LISSTEN activities. Graduating in December 2010, she looks forward to the days ahead as she conquers an exciting career path in music or public librarianship.

Melanie Quinn is an active member of LISSTEN and is grateful for the networking opportunities it provides. She hopes to work as a Children's or Youth Services Librarian after she graduates in December 2009.

Photo taken by Coleen Wakai.

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