29 October 2008

New LISjobs.com site!

If you haven't checked out Lisjobs.com, go now. Stop reading this post and go, seriously. Lisjobs, run by Rachel Singer Gordon (who blogs at "The Liminal Librarian," writes some great books, edits, starting a review site for Technology books, and oh so much more), is a great resource for those not only looking for a job, but those that are just looking for advice once your in the job!

This is one of those sites I check out on if not every day at least a weekly basis because of the great informaiton provided. Here's the full press release on the redesign:

*LISjobs.com launches new website*

Villa Park, IL -- Visitors to LISjobs.com will notice a new look and feel
today as the newly-redesigned site launches. The redesign brings LISjobs.com
in line with current web standards and adds new content and features. Note
that old links willl be broken; please update your links and bookmarks.

Highlights of the redesign include:

- Better integration of the LISjobs.com
forum<http://www.lisjobs.com/forum/>and other interactive site
- Job ads <http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/job-ads.asp> that, as
always, are *free* to both job seekers and employers.
- New content on education <http://www.lisjobs.com/education/> and career
development <http://www.lisjobs.com/careers/>, including information on MLIS
scholarships <http://www.lisjobs.com/education/scholarships.asp> as well
as on funding conference
other CE
opportunities <http://www.lisjobs.com/careers/ce-funding.asp>.
- A more standards-compliant and accessible design.
- A new logo designed by Wendy Koff <http://www.undercoverlibrarian.com/>,
Librarian and Web Designer.
- Updated links to outside resources; all links were checked manually in
October 2008.
- Improved organization -- information for both job seekers and employers
is now easier to find.
- Opportunities for
sponsorship<http://www.lisjobs.com/about/sponsor.asp>-- relevant
organizations can easily reach an audience of librarians and
info pros.

"I'm excited to launch the new and improved LISjobs.com to better serve
librarians, library workers, and info pros at all stages of their careers,"
says webmaster Rachel Singer Gordon. "Stay tuned for more additions and
improvements soon!"

Love the new logo? Grab yourself a t-shirt at the new LISjobs.com Cafepress
store <http://www.cafepress.com/lisjobs>. Find a job on LISjobs.com? Join
the Flickr group <http://www.flickr.com/groups/lisjobs/>, upload your photo,
and you could see yourself featured on the site. (Don't have a Flickr
account? Email your photo and story to rac...@lisjobs.com.)

LISjobs.com offers:

- Free job ads <http://www.lisjobs.com/jobseekers/job-ads.asp>
- Free bimonthly professional development
- Low-cost resume
- A library career- and professional development-related online
discussion forum <http://lisjobs.com/forum/>
- Career Q&A <http://www.lisjobs.com/careerqa_blog/> from Susanne
Markgren and Tiffany Allen
- Rethinking Information Careers <http://www.lisjobs.com/rethinking/>, a
regular column by Kim Dority
- ... and more!

Come, explore, join in, and become part of the LISjobs.com community.

Go check it out now!

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