Introduction to Career Paths in STEM Librarianship

$200.00

Dates: October 4 - October 31

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

“Introduction to Careers in STEM Librarianship” is a four-week asynchronous professional development course for library workers who are interested in dipping their toes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math/medicine) librarianship. This course will be offered in October 2021 and utilizes an asset-based approach to career exploration and focuses on the following learning objectives: Identify various stakeholders who utilize STEM libraries; Explore the ways STEM librarians support the information needs of various stakeholders; Discuss potential career paths and trends within STEM librarianship; List professional organizations, publications, listservs, and additional opportunities relevant to STEM librarianship; Interpret STEM librarian job descriptions; Create career-oriented deliverables (virtual resume, mock cover letter, and a professional development plan)

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

“Introduction to Careers in STEM Librarianship” is a four-week asynchronous professional development course for library workers who are interested in dipping their toes in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math/medicine) librarianship. This course will be offered in October 2021 and utilizes an asset-based approach to career exploration and focuses on the following learning objectives:

  • Identify various stakeholders who utilize STEM libraries
  • Explore the ways STEM librarians support the information needs of various stakeholders
  • Discuss potential career paths and trends within STEM librarianship
  • List professional organizations, publications, listservs, and additional opportunities relevant to STEM librarianship
  • Interpret STEM librarian job descriptions
  • Create career-oriented deliverables (virtual resume, mock cover letter, and a professional development plan)

Amanpreet Kaur

Amanpreet KaurAmanpreet Kaur, CFCS, MLIS is the Community Health & Engineering Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania. Aman has 9 years of experience working in public, academic, and medical libraries providing research assistance to health sciences and engineering students and researchers; healthcare workers; K-12 STEM pipeline programs; and the general public. She holds a BS in Family & Consumer Sciences Education with a minor in Engineering Studies from Iowa State and an MLIS from Rutgers, where she currently serves as a lecturer. For more info, visit https://bit.ly/amankaur.

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