[Eril-l] Core webinar: Core New Members Interest Group: Cover Letter Workshop

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Tue May 31 02:43:00 PDT 2022

Core webinar: Core New Members Interest Group: Cover Letter Workshop

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon
Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.

Description: We will have two speakers speak on two different strategies
related to writing a great cover letter:

The Situation, Task, Activity, and Results (STAR) method takes a curriculum
vitae (CV) that lists relevant bullets and makes it into a narrative giving
the big picture of a candidate’s competencies. This method of CV and
interview preparation is an effective way to tell your story and
demonstrate your impact. Presenter Manda Sexton will showcase the STAR
method with a librarian-focused mindset. We will work on our verbs to
describe the situation, and we will organize our CV bullets to tell the
candidate's story.

Search committees spend hours digging through cover letters and CVs to see
if experience matches qualifications because applicants have long been told
that the cover letter should be a narrative document that explains their
qualifications. This makes the power imbalance that already exists between
a search committee and a candidate even greater because of the perceived
effort of the committee to do the investigative "work" of determining how
qualified a candidate might be. Presenter Kristina Clement has developed a
technique that helps give back some power to the applicant while also
alleviating committee stress - the qualifications chart. Kristina will
detail the purpose and benefits of providing a qualifications chart with
your cover letter to make your application stand out.

Learning outcomes: At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to
write an excellent cover letter.

Who should attend?  New professionals; anyone looking for a new job


Manda Sexton is the Assessment and User Experience Librarian and Library
Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University Library System.

Kristina Clement is the Student Outreach and Sponsored Programs Librarian
and Librarian Assistant Professor of Library Science in the Department of
Public Services, Kennesaw State University.

Core New Members Interest Group members:

Kellie Barbato is the Director of Lineberger Memorial Library at the
Columbia, SC campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to this role, she
served as Access Services Librarian at Palm Beach Atlantic University and
Outreach Librarian at Roberts Wesleyan College. Her MLS is from the State
University of New York at Buffalo and she is currently pursuing a Master of
Arts in Transformational Leadership from Northeastern Seminary.

Nariné Bournoutian is the Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian at the
Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia University. Prior to this role,
she served as the library’s Head of Continuing Resources and Collection
Maintenance. Nariné has an MLIS from Kent State University.

Laura Haynes serves as Librarian II at Binghamton University. She earned
her MSLIS and MS in the History of Art and Design from Pratt Institute.


Registration fees for webinar:  Core Member $57.67; ALA member $71.10;
Nonmember $79; Student $0; Group rate: Register for a group by specifying
the number of people who will be accessing the webinar at checkout. We
offer discounts for webinar based on the number of registrations you
specify in checkout. If you are a Core member, you can purchase seats for
yourself and your colleagues at a discount rate.

For webinar series and other events, consult the pricing guide. For
additional questions, contact Tom Ferren at tferren at ala.org.

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to
the following website:

Core webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording
shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling
1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to Core webinars, please
contact Core CE staff at corece at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.*


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