Resume Building for new information professionals
Date: September 28, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm EDT / 10:00 am PDT to 3:00 pm EDT / 12:00 pm PDT
Fees: ACA Members in good standing - no fees Non-Members: $ 25.00
This workshop will equip participants with strategies and skills for writing resumes as part of successful career searches. The workshop will cover hiring practices in different sectors (government, university, municipal, private sector) that are likely to hire information professionals so that participants will know what they can expect during a job search. The workshop will also provide strategies for writing effective resumes, including how to “read” job descriptions, how to tailor resumes to a job, and how to highlight transferable skills.
This workshop is geared towards students and new professionals who are or will soon be searching for their first job as an information professional
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Understand and describe the hiring process for various sectors
2. Understand how to “read” a job description to identify key elements
3. Develop strategies for effective resume writing, including: tailoring resumes to job descriptions, listing quantifiable accomplishments rather than job duties, and identifying transferable skills
Alexandra Wieland recently started a job as a Processing and Reference Archivist at Simon Fraser University. Prior to this position, she worked as an Information and Privacy Archivist at SFU. She graduated from SLAIS in 2014 and is an alumna of the iSchool Co-op program. Since graduation, she has served on hiring committees for faculty, staff, and excluded positions at the University, and co-ops and contractor positions within government. She mentors new professionals and is available to provide advice on job applications and negotiating during hiring. Her contact information and profile are on the archives, library and information mentor base (alimb): https://www.alimb.ca/2019/08/02/alexandra-wieland/
Anna Jubilo has coached and mentored hundreds of graduate students on experiential learning and career. As the School of Information Co-op Education Manager for UBC’s Arts Co-op Program, Anna works with graduate students pursuing their Master of Archival Studies (MAS), Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), and Dual MASLIS degrees at UBC to help them explore, clarify, and navigate their career interests and goals; feel confident in applying and interviewing for jobs; transition to the workplace; and build and maintain professional relationships. She is passionate about how to support graduate students connect with community and industry partners to develop personally and professionally.
WikiProject Archival Description Initiative: October 5, 2020
The ACA Education Committee is pleased to present a new workshop, Bringing the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM to Wikidata.
Instructors: Yoo Young Lee and Mairelys Lemus-Rojas will be presenting the two hour workshop using Zoom webinar.
Date: October 5, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Fees: Members: $ 50.00 Non-Members: $ 75.00 Students: $ 25.00 Subsidized Attendees: $ 0
Libraries and archives can play a critical role in the creation and curation of data in Wikidata to ensure underrepresented communities are not only included, but also properly described in the knowledge base. This workshop will provide a brief overview of Wikidata in the archival context and its possible uses. We will also share our experiences using wikidata for the the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM initiative (https://biblio.uottawa.ca/en/women-in-stem/about) based on the WikiProject Archival Description initiative (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_Archival_Description). The goal of the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM is to bring attention to and promote the discovery of the archival records of women in STEM held by Canadian institutions–a bilingual portal containing descriptive metadata, a biographical sketch/admin history about the women/organizations and information about the host institution–in order to provide a simplified avenue for researchers to discover all available holdings. Contributing the archival metadata and the biographical sketch, as well as links to the host institutions to Wikidata could further increase the visibility of collections, finding aids, as well as the institutions themselves, beyond archival or library systems.
This workshop is designed to be interactive with a series of hands-on activities which includes a demonstration of how to contribute content from archival finding aids to Wikidata as well as an introduction on efficient workflows and useful tools for contributing, visualizing and querying the data. This workshop aims to encourage archivists to participate in the open knowledge movement and contribute their unique collections to Wikidata to expand their findability and reach.
Yoo Young Lee is the Web and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Ottawa Library. She works with the Archives and Special Collections unit for digital preservation, AtoM (archival description and access) and the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM project.
Mairelys Lemus-Rojas works as the Open Knowledge Librarian at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she spearheads open knowledge initiatives to expose curated library data and increase the representation of IUPUI women scholars in Wikidata.
To register for this webinar, please select here.
Past Conference Workshops
ACA 2019: Archival Origins
ACA 2006: Living on the Edge
June 26, 2006 Full Day
Law and Original Order: Legal Aspects of Archive
June 27, 2006 Full Day
Just Scan It All! Making Archival Holdings Available Online
June 27, 2006 Half day
CCA Awareness Kit
ACA 2018: Trust in Technology
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