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CANCELLED – Registration is open for Tips from the Hiring Committee – CANCELLED

CANCELLED See – http://minnesota.sla1.org/cancelled-tips-for-the-hiring-committee-event/

Registration:  on Eventbrite

When:  Monday, October 2.  5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Where: The Oak Room at Sweeney’s Saloon, St. Paul

Costs: $15 SLA members, $25 non-members, $10 photograph (optional)

Are you new the library job market?  Are you curious to know if your well-developed information skills will translate into a different library setting?  Are you looking for insights on how to successfully navigate the library job market?

SLA-MN is pleased to offer the opportunity to meet with professionals from around the Twin Cities who have been on search committees and/or responsible for hiring new members of their library and research teams.  Join us to reconnect with your SLA colleagues, gather tips for refreshing your resume, practice your interviewing and networking skills, and have a professional photograph taken that you can use for your social media profiles.


5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. One-on-one sessions: Sit down with our any or all of our panel members for a review of your resume, and to practice your interviewing skills.   Get a head-shot with our photographer.

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Panel Discussion: Our hiring managers will share their experiences about what has made candidates stand out.

7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. More one-on-one sessions, same as the first hour.

Our Panelists

  • Don Lorr, TRCS Content Manager, Smart Terms Taxonomy – Thomson Reuters
  • Scott Raver, Manager Research Services and Knowledge Management – Gray Plant Mooty
  • Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian –  Minnesota State Law Library
  • Franklin Sayre, College of Pharmacy Liaison Librarian –  University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Sign up for a time for your one-one-one sessions

Use this Google Forms page to sign up for a time for your one-on-one sessions.

Submit your resume

To allow for sufficient time for your resume to be reviewed, you are encouraged to submit your resume in advance to minnesota.sla@gmail.com, and include the names of the people you’d like to review it.

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The Minnesota Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) was founded in 1943 to share expertise and interests and to build a community to support the special librarians of Minnesota and the surrounding area. The chapter exists to provide these same opportunities and services to our members & partners.

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