Friday, June 22, 2007

ALA Conference - Day 1

Expect to feel lost. Those were Dr. Holley's words of wisdom he gave me last week when we were talking about the ALA Annual. Well I'm at the conference now, and he was right: I definately feel lost. And in more than one way. When you register as a first-time attendee, they give you a bright yellow ribbon to let everybody know that you are a newbie (the ribbon cleverly has the word "new" spelt out with a picture of a bumble bee next to it). Its like those signs they have on student driver cars that say, "look out, this person has no idea what they are doing, and they might hurt you or themselves."

Here's is some advice if you are planning to use the Career Placement Services and would like to have your resume critiqued before handing it out: get there and sign up early. Although every thing said that the service opened at noon today, there was an orientation that started at 11:30 that I did not know about this and people had already signed up to schedule appointments for the resume critiques. Now I have to wait until tomorrow to get that done. Most of the libraries that I've talked to were not interviewing here, but I have a stack of applications to fill out.


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