[Libs-Or] Looking for reference experience?

Emily Papagni emilyp at multcolib.org
Tue Feb 15 11:27:14 PST 2011


Are you a student or new library professional looking to acquire reference
experience, but don’t have the reference experience to get a job doing
reference?  Are you a library professional interested in expanding your
toolkit to include virtual reference skills?  Like to volunteer from the
comfort of your own home?

L-net, Oregon’s statewide virtual reference service, is currently accepting
applications for new volunteers.  If you’ve completed a Reference class in
the past 10 years from an ALA-accredited college or university, you have the
experience required to be a volunteer with L-net.

What’s required:

A 2hr/week and 6 month commitment

A completed training day

30 day review

Completed application process, including 2 references and a resume

Your own computer with high-speed internet access

What are the benefits?

Reference experience

Mentorship:  volunteers are paired with an experienced mentor

Virtual reference training

Development of online searching skills

Experience with public and academic library patrons of all ages

L-net currently has volunteer positions available during *weekday evenings*and
*Sunday afternoons*.   The next training dates are scheduled for February 24
th and March 2nd in Portland.

Ready to apply?  Contact Emily Papagni at emilyp at multcolib.org

Kim Read

Chair, L-net Advisory Board

Caleb Tucker-Raymond

L-net Service Coordinator

Emily Papagni

L-net Partner Support Librarian
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