Category Archives: Jobs

More on Big Data

Within the past week, Forbes has flooded the Internet with stories on big data.  The Big Deal on Big Data by Rajeev Batra and Robin Vasan covers how the cloud is impacting big data and it’s relationship to user experience. They use Farmville and Draw Something as examples! Irfan Khan warns us not to be too concerned over the conspiracy theories about information armageddon in The Big Lie About Big Data. Companies are becoming more and more attune to managing the flood of data, but it takes skilled people who can manage large amounts of information. Three Smart Takes on Big Data Analytics once again talks up how the cloud is enabling the big data revolution. They also posted this video Realizing The Value In Big Data Analytics:

(via Forbes)

Big Data Big Future

We Are Librarians sees Steve Lohr’s recent NY Times article The Age of Big Data as a call to action for librarians. According to Lohr, the “United States needs 140,000 to 190,000 more workers with ‘deep analytical’ expertise and 1.5 million more data-literate managers.” While many companies are signing on for the software required to manage large amounts of data and analytics, the people managing the data and technology are equally if not more important. Last week, Dan Woods wrote an article for Forbes entitled Defining the Art of Big Data Leadership. Implementing and managing a plan requires leaders who have the focus and imagination to progress companies into the age of big data. Librarians are the perfect candidates for these positions.

Check out Visual.ly’s flowcapping video Making an Infographic, In 90 Seconds:

(via Visual.ly)

And they’re hiring!

Careers at Visual.ly

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Content Curation

John Farrier’s recent article Digital Content Curation is Career for Librarians in Library Journal gives an informal introduction to the field of content curation and how it differs from blogging. He connects it to traditional library skills and offers advice on how to successfully curate content online. Scoop.it is a great free platform you can use to get started with content curation.

Check out PBS’s video about online music curation.

Off Book: The Evolution of Music Online from PBS Arts on Vimeo.

This Week From Our Friends at INALJ

This week from our friends at INALJ non-traditional jobs in the NYC area:

For details and more jobs around the country, sign up for INALJ daily emails at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com. You can also stay updated via Facebook and Twitter.

This Week From Our Friends at INALJ

This week from our friends at INALJ non-traditional jobs in the NYC area:

For details and more jobs around the country, sign up for INALJ daily emails at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com. You can also stay updated via Facebook and Twitter.

Real-Life Strategies for Job Hunting

What: Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting

When: January 4, 2:00pm EST

Where: Register here

This free webinar Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting is hosted by ALA Editions in partnership with ALA JobLIST and ALA HRDR.  Andromeda Yelton and Tiffany Mair will lead this interactive webinar, which intends to engage participants to voice their opinions about today’s job market. Here are some of the topics of discussion:

  • Networking online and in-person
  • Cultivating your personal brand
  • Effective cover letter strategies
  • Coping with discouragement
  • Limits of geography and questions of relocation

This Week From Our Friends at INALJ

This week from our friends at INALJ non-traditional jobs in the NYC area:

For details and more jobs around the country, sign up for INALJ daily emails at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com. You can also stay updated via Facebook and Twitter.

This Week From Our Friends at INALJ

This week from our friends at INALJ non-traditional jobs in the NYC area:

For details and more jobs around the country, sign up for INALJ daily emails at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com. You can also stay updated via Facebook and Twitter.

Friday’s Hot Links: People Are Asking A Lot of Experts

This week’s Friday Hot Links starts off with a question to Ellen Mehling, Director of the Westchester Graduate Library School Program and Director of Internships for L.I.U.’s Palmer School.

Q: I am graduating next year and, aside from my internship, I won’t really have any library experience to put on my resume. I am concerned that this will make it hard for me to find a job. What can I do?

To see her response to this question and many others at ASK ELLEN

Which leads us to ASK A MANAGER where the author tells you how to get a job if you feel you are under-qualified.

This Week From Our Friends at INALJ

This week from our friends at INALJ non-traditional jobs in the NYC area:

For details and more jobs around the country, sign up for INALJ daily emails at ineedalibraryjob@gmail.com. You can also stay updated via Facebook and Twitter.