The School of Library and Information Science offers a variety of career and placement services to meet the needs of its students. These services include job announcements, career planning and placement workshops, an annual Career Fair, and personalized career advising.
- Job Announcements
- Planning and Placement Workshops
- Career Fair
- Individual Career Advising
- Career Planning Articles and Resources
- Career Planning Blog
SLIS maintains an extensive listing of job postings for in libraries and information centers in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout the United States and Canada. Job postings are distributed electronically on the SLIS Job Listserv, directions to subscribe are here http://students.slis.wayne.edu/technology/lists.php.
Additional sites useful to those seeking employment in Library and Information Science, Archives, Records Management, and related fields can be found on our Job Resources Page.
The School, its student chapters, and alumni association host a variety of career planning and placement workshops throughout the year. Workshop topics, schedules, and sign up information are announced through the School’s email list and on the School’s website.
SLIS offers a variety of Career Service events throughout the year for the benefit of its students and alumni. When possible, such events are recorded and made available to students and alumni.
In spring of each year the School sponsors a Career Fair that provides career planning tips and opportunities to meet with area library administrators.
Career Fair Video Archives
2013 Panel Discussion: Non-Traditional LIS Jobs
Featuring the following panel speakers:
- Leslie Burke, Collection Development and Digital Integration Librarian at Kalamazoo College.
- Derek Sojda, 2010 SLIS graduate and information architect for Sogeti USA in Metro Detroit.
- Shawn McCann, Immersive Learning Librarian at Wayne State University.
- Karly Szczepkowski, Research Analyst for the Division of Development & Alumni Affairs at Wayne State University.
Library Journal Annual Placement & Salary Survey, 2012 Results: What You Need to Know
Conducted at the 2013 Career Fair by SLIS faculty member Stephanie Maatta Smith
2012 Panel Discussion: Non-Traditional LIS Jobs
Featuring the following panel speakers:
- Christine Ayar Illichmann, Coordinator of Customer Experience, Evanced Solutions
- Eva Gogola, Associate Director, Development Research Services, Division of Development and Alumni Affairs, Wayne State University
- Matthew O’Connor, Director of Business Intelligence, Allis Information Management, Inc. (AIM)
- Mark A. Spasser, Director, Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University
- Mari Vaydik, Major Gifts Director, Alternatives for Girls
Library Journal Annual Placement & Salary Survey, 2011 Results: What You Need to Know
Conducted at the 2012 Career Fair by SLIS faculty member Stephanie Maatta Smith
2011 Panel Discussion: Employment Strategies
This distinguished panel, representing a wide variety of LIS employment options, provided lots of good advice and suggestions to current students and recent graduates about how to get marketable and stay marketable in today's challenging environment.
- Alicia Biggers, Senior Data Research Supervisor, Ford Motor Company
- Jennifer Cornell, Technology Trainer, Kalamazoo Public Library
- Eva Gronowska, Associate Director, Development Research Services, Division of Development and Alumni Affairs, Wayne State University
- Jennifer Gustafson, Practicum Coordinator and Adjunct Professor, WSU School of Library and Information Science
- Bill Harmer, Director, Chelsea District Library
- Tim Richards, Director, Mardigian Library, University of Michigan–Dearborn
- Jeff Wilensky, Vice-President of Publishing, ProQuest
The SLIS is pleased to provide a new Career Advising service for its students and alumni.
1) Resume Critiquing
2) Job Interviewing Practice
3) Career Guidance Counseling
Please contact Kim Schroeder at 313-577-9783 or email@example.com to make an appointment.
In addition to these services, students may visit Wayne State University Career Planning and Placement Services for career and employment assistance. The office provides help to students and alumni in defining career and employment goals and assists in the search for employment opportunities. The office is located in Room 1001 of the Faculty/Administration Building.
Visit our page of Career Planning Articles and Resources selected by Kim Schroeder, LIS Career Advisor. If you would like to suggest an article for the spotlight feature, please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org..