Placement Center

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The Placement Center will be located in the San Diego Convention Center, Lower Level, Hall H
Note: Conference registration is NOT required to go to the Placement Center, to use Placement services, or to attend any workshop that is held in the Placement Center.You are welcome to come to the Placement Center any time we are open.


Placement Center Orientation
Saturday, January 8, 2011
8:30 a.m. in the Placement Center



Placement Center Open
Saturday & Sunday, January 8 & 9, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Employers

Employers who want a recruitment booth on site in the Placement Center should complete the space reservation form and fax it to 312/280-3256. The cost of a booth is $625.00. Please review the form for information on what is included in this fee. We are planning on holding an Open House on Sunday, from 10:30a.m. - 12:00noon in the Placement Center. Representatives from various library and library-related companies will have an opportunity to talk with conference attendees about work environments as well as activities in and around their institutions (i.e. sports, arts, music, community involvement, etc). There is no cost to participate in the Open House. Employers interested in participating in the Open House should contact Beatrice Calvin (bcalvin@ala.org; 800/545-2433, ext. 4280) no later Decemeber 10 for the 2011 Midwinter Meeting.


Employers who want to post job positions, should register and post them on JobLIST. Rates are listed on the Advertising Rates page.


Employers who want to review resumes of registered job seekers must have an active online ad on JobLIST. Once your ad is active, you will have access to the resumes. You can contact job seekers within our system to arrange interviews before and during the conference.


Employers who want to use the on-site interviewing facilities must have an active online ad placed on JobLIST at the time you schedule an interview.


It is the employers' responsibility to reserve interview tables. Job seekers cannot do this. To reserve interview space, employers should first confirm the date and time of your interviews with candidates. Then contact Placement staff for table assignment. You can send an email to bcalvin@ala.org. You should be prepared to give the candidate's name along with the day and time of the interview. You may also go to the on-site Placement Center to get a table assignment.


Employers who have a recruitment booth on site in the Placement Center will not need to get table assignments. You can conduct interviews in your private interview space. You have control of your own scheduling.


The communications tool within the JobLIST system is designed to enhance two-way communications. Therefore, employers should login to JobLIST on a regular basis to check for messages, as job seekers can and will contact you regarding your listed positions.


If you have questions, concerns, or need help feel free to contact ALA Placement Center Manager, Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala.org or 800/545-2433 ext. 4280. You may also email JobLIST staff at joblist@ala.org.



Job Seekers

Job seekers should register and search for jobs on the JobLIST web page. All services are free to job seekers.


There is no cost to register. Registration is not required to view job information. However, it is to the job seeker's advantage to do so. It will give registered employers access to your resume information. It will also allow for direct communication between you and the employer. If you see a position that you are interested in, you can send a message directly to the representative through the JobLIST system.



If you plan to attend conference, you should indicate this on your information. After you register on JobLIST, be sure to log in often and check your messages. Employers who will be attending the conference can and probably will contact you regarding interviews.


Career Counseling
Saturday & Sunday, January 8 & 9
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Dr. Caitlin Williams, a professional career counselor and coach, will be in the Placement Center to provide free one-on-one career counseling sessions. To sign-up for a session, send an email to bcalvin@ala.org and use 'MDW11 Career Coun' in the subject line. In the message, you should indicate which day (Saturday or Sunday) and time (morning or afternoon) you prefer. Also include a second choice. On-site, you may go to the scheduling booth in the Placement Center to see if any appointment times are still available. Since these appointments go fast, you should consider scheduling in advance.


Resume Critiquing Service
Saturday & Sunday, January 8 & 9; 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: FREE

If you need help getting your resume polished off, stop by the Placement Center while you are at conference. The New Members Round Table provides resume critiquing service to conference attendees. The service is free, and available anytime the Placement Center is open. Come to the orientation on Saturday morning to sign up for an appointment.