[Libs-Or] Looking for reference experience?
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.
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?
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
Chair, L-net Advisory Board
L-net Service Coordinator
L-net Partner Support Librarian
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