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Presque Isle, Maine 04769
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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Job Fairs and Library Careers

Northern Maine Community College hosts an excellent job fair and this is the second year our library has participated at the fair. This year it was held on Thursday, March 13th at the NMCC campus from 9 - 1 pm. Fifty businesses participated and the response was great. Ruth White, Regional Director for the Early Collge for ME program at NMCC has coordinated the fair with other NMCC staff for the past four years with amazing results. It is a wonderful event where job seekers can come and meet with potential employers and learn more about job opportunities in the area. There were also door prizes and fun giveaways at all the tables.

The library booth was set up to provide information on careers in libraries, schools offering programs in library science, and scholarship information. We answered many questions about working in libraries and handed out literature for many of the online programs across the country.

Many schools and organizations generously donated brochures, program literature and handouts, pens, keychains, bookmarks, READ buttons, stress balls, calculators, library journals, ice scrapers, notepads, and magnets to put out at our booth.

We extend our sincere thanks to the following organizations for providing information and giveaways:

University of Maine at Augusta
Drexel University iSchool
Simmons College
San Jose State University
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Southern Connecticut State University
University of South Carolina
University of Rhode Island
Library Careers.org
American Library Association/Placement Recruitment Office
American Libraries
Library Journal

The next area job fair will be held on Wednesday, March 26th from 10:30-1:30, at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Be sure to stop by our booth.

If you have questions about working in libraries and becoming a librarian, contact us and we'll be happy to provide information and meet and talk with you about this great field.

Here are a few sites to get you started:


American Library Association

Scholarship Information

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