Correctional librarianship can be a rewarding career path or career entry point for librarians seeking to use their skills to improve lives and/or work with underserved populations. But what, exactly, is correctional librarianship? Where might you work, and what work might you do? Find answers to these and other questions about correctional librarianship by joining San José State University alumnus Matthew Colvin, senior librarian for the Salinas Valley State Prison, as he shares his career expertise.
Public libraries offer a wide variety of career opportunities. The job duties may vary, but there are some common themes in terms of what hiring managers are looking for in strong job candidates. During this career development webcast, Jesse Walker-Lanz, library administrator and head of Adult and Digital Services at the County of Los Angeles Public Library, will share how public libraries can offer the key to your career success. He’ll cover the strengths and background the Los Angeles County Library values in potential hires and what to expect during the interview process. Prepare for some surprising insights!
Think you know what it is really like to work in a public library? Join us for a career-focused webcast with iSchool alumna Rosanne Macek and learn about the challenges and rewards of a career in public librarianship.
A new social movement has emerged to establish and operate public and community libraries in Africa. Challenges abound. For example, it is unclear how rural libraries without electricity should adapt to the fast-growing possibility of e-readers. Currently, low cost e-readers have more books stored on one device than many small rural libraries have on all of their bookshelves. In addition, much of the funds and manpower for the promotion of libraries is coming from donors and international non-profit organizations. Can a reading culture be promoted effectively “from the outside”? How long might it take for a local reading ecosystem to secure local public funding? These are some questions addressed in the context of experiences of Friends of African Village Libraries (https://favl.org/).