The Information Professionals Social Club met at Jupiter in Berkeley tonight, and despite the noise of the crowd, I was able to make new acquaintances and catch up with familiar colleagues. Records managers, librarians, and students with varying emphases made for a good mix of individuals, representing the information profession.
A recurring theme (not surprisingly) is of course the economy and job market. I had a great discussion with colleagues Cyndi Varady and Amy Rogers about successfully working with temp agencies to land a library/archive/or other gig.
My experience tells me that it is important to make sure to develop a solid connection and build rapport with the recruiter. Have a conversation, don’t just leave a message. Then, stay in touch.
The extra time and energy can eventually pay off, even if it is down the line.
Come celebrate summer with the Information Professionals Social Club!
The IPSC invites Bay Area information professionals, students and alumni to join us at 7pm on May 24, 2011 for our next meet-up at Jupiter in Berkeley, CA. Jupiter, while out of this world in taste and ambiance, is located at 2181 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, CA.
The IPSC mission is “to promote networking between information professionals of all walks, this includes seasoned professionals, new graduates, and students. Our informal meet-ups are designed to stimulate conversation, share employment experiences, educational advice, and above all make new friends.”
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The IPSC was founded by LIS Lady, Stephanie M. Roach, and Cynthia Varady.