From Smallville to Metropolis: Career transitioning from a small academic library to a large research university
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Description Any career move can be a stressful endeavor and transitioning from a small to a large academic library is no exception. The addition of responsibilities and challenges can prove to be overwhelming for librarians trying to navigate this process. From writing a resume tailored to the position to finding a mentor, this poster session will uncover the secrets to landing the job at a large university library and how to hit the ground running. Presented by two librarians who have been there, it is our intention to prepare library professionals to make this jump as effortless as possible. Objectives Attendees will have a better understanding of the transition from a small academic to a large research library. We will cover the interview and promotion process, importance of finding mentorships, understanding librarian rank, and discussing the pros and cons of working for a large university.
Marsilli, Ramces L. and Lafferty, April, "From Smallville to Metropolis: Career transitioning from a small academic library to a large research university" (2018). Works of the FIU Libraries. 76.