[Libs-Or] Seeking Reviewers for the New OLA Resume/Cover Letter Review Program

Meredith Farkas meredith.farkas at pcc.edu
Fri Jan 15 07:18:36 PST 2016


The OLA Membership Committee and New Member Round Table are joining forces
to pilot a new program for OLA members:  Resume & Cover Letter Review!

This program is designed to provide guidance for OLA Members seeking
positions within libraries and/or the information field. Resume review is
intended to be a short-term partnership focused on providing feedback to
the OLA Member seeking review. For those seeking a longer-term supportive
relationship, the OLA Mentoring Program
<http://www.olaweb.org/mentor-program> is open to all early-career library
staff.

Volunteer reviewers will evaluate the applicant’s resume and representative
cover letter and provide advice on these documents.  In addition, the
reviewer can assess any possible experiences or skills that might make the
applicant more marketable for a desired position.

How exactly will it work?

Recruitment for volunteer reviewers and review-seekers and matching will
take place on a quarterly basis. Reviewers and applicants can communicate
via whatever method (email, phone, web conferencing, in-person, etc.) works
best for both participants.  In the Spring quarter, review sessions will be
made only in-person at the Oregon Library Association Conference
<https://orlib16.wordpress.com/>.

I’d like to help!  How do I sign up?

Here’s what we’re looking for in a volunteer resume reviewer:

Required:

   -

   OLA Membership;
   -

   Ability to provide feedback to the OLA Member seeking review;
   -

   Complete the Volunteer Form for Resume Reviewers
   <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gXiXVBbb-05y3qTOM92MEmFPmJy2gsaCUMYG30zrqD0/viewform?usp=send_form>
   .


Preferred:

   -

   Recent experience on hiring and/or interview panels;
   -

   Currently in a position which often reviews candidate applications, such
   as a management position.


For additional details, visit http://www.olaweb.org/resume-review-program

I would love advice on my cover letter and resume!  How do I sign up?

The application for those seeking review will open up on February 1st. Stay
tuned!

Here is the eligibility criteria for those seeking review:

Required:

   -

   OLA membership;
   -

   Ability to receive feedback from the OLA Member providing review.


Preferred:

   -

   Emerging information professional;
   -

   Recent MLIS graduate or currently enrolled in MLIS program.


What if I have questions? Problems?

You can use the Resume Review Program inquiry form
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QdkZqa8xNNSlmi16uJqAbrsZAiJJ7RGp9eFxTHold7o/viewform?usp=send_form>
to contact Resume Review Program administrators.

Best wishes,

Jenkins Lumpkin, OLA New Member Round Table
Meredith Farkas, OLA Membership Committee
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