FREE! Seattle UW/ Diversity and Careers in the Information Age, May 17, 8am-6pm, UW Club/ NAAM

Are you or is anyone you know considering a career in community work or cultural preservation through information technology and/or libraries?

 

FREE one-day workshop – find out about graduate education and careers in technology and library and information science!

 

The UW Information School and American Library Association invite you to join us for

 

Careers in the Information Age:

Service to Community through Graduate Education,

Technology and Library Information Services

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon reception with heavy appetizers, and transportation to and from NAAM provided

 

Agenda:

8am-2:30pm                       UW Club (Seattle UW campus)

 

8:00-8:45am                     Check-in

8:45-9:00am                     Welcome

9:00-10:15am                   Speed Networking Breakfast

10:15-11:00am                 Graduate Education Information and Application Session

11:00-11:45am                 MLIS Information and Application Session

11:45am-12:30pm          Graduate Student Panel

 

12:30-1:30pm                   Lunch

 

1:30-2:30pm                     Tips to Fund Your Graduate Education- presented by Scholarship Junkies

2:45-6:00pm                     Docent-led Tour & Networking Happy Hour Reception with community members  – Northwest African American Museum

6:30pm                               Return to UW campus by Bus

 

3pm-6pm          Northwest African American Museum Tour and Networking Happy Hour Reception

Transportation to and from NAAM provided

 

FREE, but registration is required- limit 30 participants

 

A broad range of career opportunities are waiting for you in the information field. Would you like a career in which 85% of the responding 2013 graduating class is working in a degree-related job, a career that does “good” in your community? Are you active in social media? Are you thinking about a career that utilizes information and technology? Do your family and friends always turn to you for help organizing everything and anything? We are looking for you!

 

During this FREE one-day workshop you will:

  • Learn about the benefits of a graduate degree
  • Hear about the wide range of career opportunities with a Master of Library and Information  Science (MLIS) degree,  such as youth services librarian, community advocate, senior program manager, research analyst, information architect, media specialist
  • Network with potential mentors from regional institutions, organizations and corporations
  • Learn how to

o   choose a graduate program

o   write a highly competitive application

o   ask for excellent letters of recommendation

o   seek financing for your  graduate education presented by Scholarship Junkies

  • And more!

 

For more information, contact Cynthia del Rosario: cyn@uw.edu

RSVP required: http://knowledgealliance.org/event/essential-information-workshop-seattle; click on blue “Register” button

 

Supported by the

University of Washington Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

 

Thank you to the Knowledge Alliance!   http://knowledgealliance.org/info
This event is one of five Knowledge Alliance Essential Information workshops in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York during the month of May.  These workshops are designed to help prospective LIS students from underrepresented groups prepare for graduate education, navigate career options,  and connect with diverse network of peers and mentors to help break down the complexities of a transforming industry and build a path that suits each individual’s goals and skills. These events are made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [RE-03-10-0063-10].

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