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ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center Workshops During the Midwinter Meeting in Boston Aim to Propel Careers

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will host a number of excellent workshops during the Midwinter Meeting in Boston. The Center will be open on Saturday and Sunday, January 9 and 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend the sessions. Registration is not required.

Saturday January 9
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Family Care and Work Culture as Experienced by Women in the Workplace

Saturday January 9
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Preparing for Today's Job Market: the Search, the Application, and the Interview

The number one goal for many of us, whether we are fresh out of library school or not, is finding a job. And not just any job — a job that we like, a job that we can grow in and learn from and feel proud of, a job that will enhance our skill sets and propel our careers. But the process of finding a job can be a difficult one and, at times, a long and treacherous journey. This hands-on workshop will help you feel more confident in your job search by giving you the tools to organize a search, analyze job listings, write effective, compelling cover letters and resumes, and professionalize your interview game. All of which will help get you noticed — in a good way.

Saturday January 9
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
How to Get Your Bounce Back!

The quality of your work life and your health are more important than ever, especially if you are at midcareer where expertise may be higher, but energy may have taken a dip. Workloads can seem overwhelming with fewer resources and higher expectations. But you CAN take actions that will make a positive difference, put a smile back on your face, and a shine on your career efforts. Come to learn some easy-to-use tools and techniques to take great care of yourself and revitalize your career at the same time.

Sunday January 10
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
HR Confidential: Insider Tips from Library HR Directors

An informal discussion/Q&A session where you can gain an insider's perspective on the recruitment process from three experienced HR Directors. Get tips on how to make your application stand out. Find out how to be your own best advocate for professional development and career advancement. Explore negotiation strategies to ensure you get the most out of your offer package. All questions are welcome!

Sunday January 10
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Professional Etiquette 101

There are times — nearly every day — when you have to make a choice of whether to use good etiquette or possibly risk embarrassment. Good manners can mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life. This interactive presentation will equip you with essential skills to help you put your best foot forward and avoid making a faux pas. The session focuses on professional etiquette as it relates to dining, dress/appearance (for job interviews, receptions, etc.), behavior, and communication in the professional world. We will provide an extensive tutorial on etiquette skills needed when meeting potential employers, colleagues, or others in professional and social networking settings. Cost is complimentary. Registration required. Seating is limited. Use event code: HRD1.

For more information, visit the JobLIST conference workshops page at:


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Hotels and Boarding Locations

All routes board on Northeast Level 0 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Route 1 Boarding Location
Renaissance Waterfront Curbside on Congress St.
Seaport Hotel Plaza Level Entrance on WTC Ave.
World Trade Center At Seaport Hotel
Route 2 Boarding Location
Omni Parker House Curbside on Tremont St.
Hyatt Regency Boston Curbside on Chauncy St.
Route 3 Boarding Location
InterContinental Boston Curbside on Atlantic Ave.
Hilton Boston Faneuil Hall Curbside on Broad St.
Route 4 Boarding Location
Boston Park Plaza Curbside on Columbus Ave.
Revere Hotel Curbside on Stuart St.
Route 5 Boarding Location
Westin Copley Curbside on Huntington Ave.
Sheraton Boston Curbside on Dalton St.
Route 6 (scheduled service) Boarding Location
Midtown Hotel * Curbside on Huntington Ave.

* Check hotel lobby sign for shuttle service schedule

The Westin Waterfront is adjacent to the BCEC. Shuttle service is not provided.

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle Schedule to BCEC
Friday, January 8
7:00am - 3:00pm Service every 20-25 minutes
3:00pm - 7:30pm * Service every 10-15 minutes
Saturday, January 9
7:00am - 11:00am Service every 10-15 minutes
11:00am - 2:00pm Service every 20-25 minutes
2:00pm - 6:00pm * Service every 10-15 minutes
Sunday, January 10
7:00am - 11:00am Service every 10-15 minutes
11:00am - 2:00pm Service every 20-25 minutes
2:00pm - 6:00pm * Service every 10-15 minutes
Monday, January 11
7:00am - 11:00am Service every 10-15 minutes
11:00am - 5:30pm * Service every 20-25 minutes

* Indicates last time shuttle departs BCEC returning to hotels. Last shuttle departs hotels coming to the BCEC approximately 45 minutes prior to this time.

Tuesday, January 12
7:30am - 10:00am Limited service from hotels to BCEC
11:00am - 1:00pm Limited service from BCEC to hotels

Limited Service provided by reservation only. Please call shuttle phone, listed below, for details. No service provided between 10:00am-11:00am.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observation and Sunrise Celebration Shuttle Service Monday, January 11 - 6:00am - 7:00am

Shuttle service will be provided from the official ALA hotels listed to BCEC beginning at 6:00am. Regular shuttle service will resume for return service back to hotels following the event.

Make sure to stop by the Gale, Cengage Learning booth #1405 and check out what's new!

Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the BCEC and the official ALA hotels listed. For the most up to date information please check the shuttle information signs posted in each hotel lobby. If you have questions about the shuttle or if you need to make a reservation for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, please see the shuttle supervisor at the BCEC or call KUSHNER & ASSOCIATES at (310) 975-4528 during shuttle hours.