Check out the New Careers Section on the SILS Web site

April 16, 2012

Manning Hall -fallThe Careers section of the SILS Web site has been completely updated, making resources for students, alumni and employers more usable and easier to access. This is the first significant overhaul of the section since the Web site was migrated to its current version almost two years ago.

The update was overseen by Lori Haight, SILS' first career services coordinator (read about Lori here). It was thought that the content and information architecture of the section should be given a thorough overhaul to reflect the new resources SILS has for career development.
 
Significant changes include a completely new Jobs & Internshipst section, which gathers together resources pertaining to internships, assistantships and links to job sites specific to information professionals. The Internships page is brand new, presenting a wealth of information about current and past internships in a format that is easy to navigate. The information architecture of the section has been generally updated to enable users to navigate the many career resources more quickly and easily.
"The new site design and updated content will help our talented SILS students navigate their career development as they become leaders in information and library science," said Haight. "We also hope to make it easier for alumni and employers to connect with SILS students through a variety of networking opportunities."
 
Those involved with the process of redesigning the section include Lori Haight, Wanda Monroe (director of Communications), Aaron Brubaker (director of Information Technology), and Matt Poland (MSIS), who implemented the design.
 
Comments from the SILS community on the new Careers pages are more than welcome, and can be sent to Lori Haight.