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OLA Resume and Cover Letter Review Program
This program is designed to provide guidance for OLA Members seeking positions within libraries and/or the information field. Resume review is intended to be a short-term partnership focused on providing feedback to the OLA Member seeking review. For those seeking a longer-term supportive relationship, the OLA Mentoring Program is open to all early-career library staff.
Volunteer reviewers will evaluate the applicant’s resume and representative cover letter and provide advice on these documents. In addition, the reviewer can assess any possible experiences or skills that might the applicant more marketable for a desired position.
How exactly will it work?
Recruitment for volunteer reviewers and review-seekers as well as matching will take place on a semi-annual basis:
Reviewers and applicants can communicate via whatever modality (email, phone, web conferencing, in-person, etc.) is mutually agreed on. However, in the Spring, reviews will be made only in-person at the Oregon Library Association Conference.
I’d like to help! How do I sign up?
Here’s what we’re looking for in a volunteer resume reviewer:
I would love advice on my cover letter and resume! How do I sign up?
Here is the criteria for those seeking review:
What if I have questions? Problems?
You can use the Resume Review Program inquiry form to contact Resume Review Program administrators.