Navigating Career Opportunities in Libraries, Research, and Knowledge Management

Have you thought about a career in library and information services but found yourself overwhelmed by job opportunities ranging from archives to storytelling to data management to information literacy instruction? The Knowledge Alliance is here to help. Our Essential Information workshops provide you with a diverse network of peers and mentors to help you to break down the complexities and build a path that suits your skills and goals.

Participants will leave with:

A committed group of mentors including graduate students and professionals
Advanced skills in resume and essay writing and resources for further assistance
Tips for financing a graduate education
Tools for identifying and re-evaluating career paths in evolving industries
Join us at one of these five events, registration is free but limited seats are available – please register early!

Seattle (May 17, 2014) – sponsored by University of Washington’s (UW) iSchool Office of Diversity Programs; UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards; and UW Undergraduate Advising
Atlanta (May 30, 2014) – sponsored by Georgia Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus Library and Spellman College Women’s Research & Resource Center
Chicago (May 30 & 31, 2014) – sponsored by University of Illinois – Chicago University Library and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Los Angeles (May 30 & 31, 2014) – sponsored by Loyola Marymount University (LMU) William H. Hannon Library; LMU Career Development Services; and Los Angeles Public Library
New York (May 31, 2014) – sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library; Queens Library; New York Black Librarians’ Caucus, Inc.; and REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
The Knowledge Alliance and the five essential information workshops are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-03-10-0063-10].

About IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow IMLS on Facebook & Twitter.


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