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Free webinar with publisher! 12/13/13

Naomi House, publisher, editor, and founder of the popular webzine and jobs list (I need a library job), will present:

Mining Massachusetts: a toolkit for librarian/info pro job seekers and their employers

Finding the right job is much like finding the right employee for your position, but when faced with either of these daunting tasks, it can be easy to forget that both sides are on the same team.  And when you are on the same team, you strategize differently.  Naomi will share strategies for both job-seekers and employers, so whether you’re looking for tips about how to answer a job ad or how to write one, this session is for you!

Once you have a better understanding of where you stand, Naomi will also share a toolkit filled with Massachusetts-focused job hunting online resources, as well as national sites everyone should follow, because you can’t begin to mine if you don’t know where to mine.

This free Massachusetts Library System webinar will take place on Friday 12/13/13 from 1-2pm.  Register online!

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MLS Webinar: Resumes Unplugged! 2/25/13

Join LibGig’s resume doctor Meredith Lavine on Monday, Feburary 25, 2013, at 2pm to learn about the elements of the resume as it pertains to the library profession. We will review resume styles, format, keywords, how to highlight your skills and experience, and how to tailor it to the major library tracks (academic, public and special). We will also discuss considerations regarding experience, transferable skills, and

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Landing Your Ideal Library Job — ALA webinar 1/10/13!

Library jobseekers, don’t miss this free webinar from ALA!  The next episode of the new American Libraries Live video blog will feature David Connolly, who manages the ALA Joblist, talking with a virtual panel of participants about navigating the library job market. For a quick preview, check out the video below. To view the entire webcast, visit AL Live at 2pm EST on January 10, 2013 at

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Visit BiblioTemps® at the MLS Annual Meeting!

If you are planning to attend the Massachusetts Library System’s annual meeting next Monday, November 5, be sure to look for the BiblioTemps® table in the refreshments area!  BiblioTemps® Manager Kelly Jo Woodside will be on hand to answer questions about our staffing services for libraries and employment opportunities for library

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FREE Career Development Webinars!

Greetings from BiblioTemps®! Whether you’re on the job market yourself or seeking to better assist library patrons with their career information needs, you should be aware of two free webinars coming up later this month:

Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement
Tuesday, August 14, 3pm EST
This free session is part 2 of a 4-part series of career development webinars offered by Infopeople, the training arm of the California State Library. From the Infopeople website: “In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn a number of proven strategies to acquire new skills and be shown how to formulate a plan to attain those new skills or bolster the skills they already possess. They also learn how to successfully overcome some of the greatest barriers to career growth. Finally, they learn how to redesign their resumes to garner maximum impact.”

Can’t make it at that time?  After the presentation, a transcript and other materials will be available in on the Infopeople archives.

MLS Webinar: Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS)
Thursday, August 23, 1pm EST
Presented by BiblioTemps® Manager and MLS Advisor Kelly Jo Woodside, this free webinar from the Massachusetts Library System Continuing Education series will walk through key features of MassCIS, an online career information system available FREE to all state residents from the MA Division of Career Services.  Features included:

  • Careers and Occupations—in-depth profiles of hundreds of occupations, including a new section on green jobs, as well as job search tips.
  • Education and Training – detailed programs of study, linked to career profiles and specific institutions.
  • Assessment Tools – self-assessments you or your patrons can use to identify careers that fit interests, skills, and values.
  • My MassCIS Portfolio –a resume builder, plus quick access to favorite profiles, assessment results, and job search documents.

Register via the link above. Again, if you can’t make this time, the session will be archived. Watch here for an update with the link after the session.

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Interview Update – June & July 2012

BiblioTemps® will be scheduling more candidate interviews in June and July 2012, based on client needs. If you would like to apply, please submit a current resume and brief cover letter via email to Kelly Jo Woodside, BiblioTemps manager, at  We will review all applications and contact selected candidates to arrange a meeting time.

We are especially interested in hearing from highly experienced professional librarians and experienced paralibrarians and library technicians at this time!

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4/28-5/10 – BiblioTemps® Interview Days!

BiblioTemps® is back! We appreciate your patience while we’ve been working out the details of our relaunch. If you are a librarian, paralibrarian, library school student, or someone with general library work experience who is interested in short-term assignments in libraries of all types throughout Massachusetts, we look forward to talking you in the coming weeks!

To kickstart our relaunch, we’ve scheduled a number of interview days throughout the state for BiblioTemps® applicants. Please register online using the links below. (BiblioTemps® sends a huge thank you to Simmons College, Topsfield Town Library, Cambridge Public Library, Cape Cod Community College Library, and the MLA Conference Career Center for generously providing interview space!)

If you are unable to attend any of these dates, or if all available slots for your location are already taken, just contact BiblioTemps® manager Kelly Jo Woodside at to arrange another time individually. We will also consider addition additional Interview Days and locations in the future, depending on interest.

Saturday, April 28, 10:30am-3:30pm
Simmons GSLIS West, South Hadley, MA
(for Simmons students and alumni)

Monday, April 30, 10:00am-2:00pm
Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield, MA

Tuesday, May 1, 10:00am – 3:0opm
MLS Whately Office, Whately, MA

Wednesday, May 2, 10:00am  – 4:00pm
MLS Marlborough, MA

Thursday, May 3, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Simmons College, Boston, MA
(for Simmons students and alumni)

Friday, May 4, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cambridge Public Library Main Branch, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, May 8, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA

Wednesday, May 9, 3:30 – 5:30pm
MLA Conference Career Center, DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Note: You must register separately for the MLA Conference to attend this session.

Thursday, May 10, 9:30am – 12:00pm and 1:30 – 2:30pm
MLA Conference Career Center, DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Note: You must register separately for the MLA Conference to attend this session.

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5/9-10, MLA Conference Interviews & Panel

BiblioTemps® will be conducting interviews at the MA Library Association 2012 Annual Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, May 9-10.  Look for us in the Conference Career Center!  If you will be attending MLA and would like to reserve a BiblioTemps® interview slot during the following times, you can do so online:

Wednesday, May 9, 3:30-5:30pm

Thursday, May 10,  9:30am-12:oopm and 1:30-2:30pm

In addition, BiblioTemps® manager Kelly Jo Woodside will be speaking about the benefits of temping as part of the panel “Retirement, A New Beginning,” presented by the MLA Personnel Issues Committee. This session will take place on Wednesday, May 9, from 1:45-3pm in Meeting Room D, and will also feature financial planner John Spoto and library consultant Nancy Rea. Please see the conference program for more details.

Please note that you must register separately for the MLA Conference in order to attend these sessions!