ACRL-NEC/NELIG Annual Conference Lightning Talk Resource List


Following up on my previous post on the value of professional development, I’m thrilled to share that I’m presenting at my first conference! I’m sharing a lightning talk at the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter and New England Library Instruction Group Annual Conference. My talk is titled Being The Newbie: How to Support the Successful Integration of a New Librarian and I’ll be discussing how I transitioned to my new role as a Research and Instruction Librarian at Bryant University. Scroll down for the list of resources that will be shared during the talk.



Being The Newbie: How to Support the Successful Integration of a New Librarian

ACRL-NEC/NELIG Lightning Talk June 2022

Resource List


Session Description:

Transitioning to a new career is difficult but doing so amid a global pandemic presents a unique set of challenges. This session will provide a brief overview of the experience of being new to this field from recruitment to retention. In this session, the presenter will discuss how they navigated health and safety concerns, job searching, imposter syndrome and more. The presenter will discuss how they built a support network and leveraged resources to successfully begin a new position in an academic library. This session will share tools for new professionals, seasoned professionals, and managers. Attendees will develop strategies for how they can support and encourage new librarians. Additionally, this session will touch upon recruitment and retention of employees of color. This session aims to better equip attendees to support emerging library professionals They will leave with a toolkit of best practices on how to integrate a new librarian into a new environment.


Personal website: www.DymondBush.com


Professional Organizations

Cornucopia of Rhode Island Blog: http://cornucopiaofri.blogspot.com/


Association of Research Libraries Kaleidoscope Program: https://www.arl.org/category/our-priorities/diversity-equity-inclusion/kaleidoscope-program/


WeHere: https://www.wehere.space/


Job Advertising Outlets

· Cornucopia of Rhode Island: email cori@rilibraries.org

· We Here: https://www.wehere.space/submit-a-job

· Association of Research Libraries: https://www.arl.org/jobs/job-listings/

· Rhode Island Library Jobline: https://www.libraryjobline.org/regions/new-england

· Simmons Jobline: https://cocis-jobline.simmons.edu/

· Brown University Jobs Listserv: https://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A0=RICOMJOB

· I Need A Library Job (INALJ): https://inalj.com/

· Special Libraries Association: https://careers.sla.org/

· Boston Library Consortium: https://blc.org/page/careers

· Massachusetts Libraries Board of Library Commissioners Find jobs: https://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/find_jobs/index.php

· Higher Ed Jobs: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/

· ALA JobList: https://joblist.ala.org/


Social Media

Library Twitter

@dharmascholar

@weherespace

@uprootknowledge

@evangelistia

@fobettarh

@literary_jones

@cicelythegreat

@citythatreads

@raypun101

@edrabinsky


Articles

Carlos, A. R., & Muralles, D. C. (2022). Onboarding in the age of COVID-19. IFLA Journal, 48(1), 33–40. https://doi.org/10.1177/03400352211035413


Ettarh, F. (2018, January 10). Vocational awe and librarianship: The lies we tell ourselves. In The Library With A Lead Pipe. https://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/vocational-awe/


Graybill, J. O., et. al. (2013). Employee onboarding: Identification of best practices in ACRL libraries. Library Management, 34(3), 200-218. doi:https://doi.org/10.1108/01435121311310897


Keisling, B., & Laning, M. (2016). We are happy to be here: The onboarding experience in academic libraries. Journal of Library Administration, 56(4), 381–394. https://doi-org.ezproxy.simmons.edu/10.1080/01930826.2015.1105078


Kenefick, C., & DeVito, J. A. (2015). From treading water to smooth sailing: Mentoring for new academic librarians. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 22(1), 90–96. https://doi-org.ezproxy.simmons.edu/10.1080/10691316.2015.1001245


Szmodis, P. (2022, April 12). Advice for starting a new job during grad school. Hack Library School, https://hacklibraryschool.com/2022/04/12/advice-starting-new-job-during-grad-school/