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Looking for a job post-grad? November 29, 2008

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The Twitter Talent Network is a good place to start. Powered by jobscore‘s super-proprietary resume service and job recommendation engine thingy, you can post your resume and, as a bonus, link your account to your LinkedIn profile. (You do have a LinkedIn profile, don’t you? No? Well, go get one!)

Contribute to Library Student Journal November 26, 2008

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Library Student Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, launched in 2006 by Eli Guinnee at the University at Buffalo Amy Buckland at McGill; Amy Buckland at McGill took over from Eli and is now moving on to be its publisher. The Journal has a new editor, Miriam Sweeney of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and she is looking for more student writers to contribute to the Journal.

Since they’re particularly seeking material related to new technologies in libraries, it seems like a great venue for ASIS&T members at SLAIS to publish their work. Papers prepared for a class are considered, as long as they meet submission requirements. Submissions are only accepted from current LIS students, so get moving!

And hey, congratulations to SLAIS alum and former ASIS&T exec member Lili Wang, who was named one of the Journal’s Emerging Leaders for 2008 in September. Way to go, Lili!

Google Introduces Wikiable Search Results November 20, 2008

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Continually raising the bar on search, Google has unveiled a new feature that lets those with Google accounts massage their search results. If this is an intelligent/learning feature, chances are it will allow those of us who use Google for serious searching to bend it more to our needs — roll your own Google Scholar, for instance, geared toward searching medical or LIS literature.