LinkedIn at the Library

UH students are invited to this free event at the MD Anderson Library.

There are over 39 million students and recent college graduates using LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. Students can find numerous opportunities through LinkedIn, including jobs, internships, graduate schools, and volunteer positions. Additionally, employers are increasingly using web search to learn more about potential job candidates, making it essential for every college student to establish a professional online presence.

The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with University Career Services and UH Social Media, will host an event to help students gain a competitive edge using LinkedIn. LinkedIn at the Library will provide students with the tools and knowledge to maximize their use of the powerful career and networking platform. The September 23 event will be held at the MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion.

The free event is open to all UH students. Staff from the UH Libraries, Career Services, and Social Media will be on hand to provide friendly critiques of students’ LinkedIn profiles (similar to a résumé critique) and offer best practices for networking on LinkedIn. Representatives from Career Services will conduct a LinkedIn and personal branding presentation, followed by a Q&A. Professional portraits will be offered to students to use in their LinkedIn profiles.

Registration is now closed.

What: LinkedIn at the Library
When: Wednesday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: MD Anderson Library Rockwell Pavilion

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on LinkedIn at the Library

Libraries to Host Open House for Students

OpenHouse_DigitalSideBar2As part of the University of Houston Weeks of Welcome, the UH Libraries will welcome students back to campus during its Just Ask! Libraries Open House.

Students are encouraged to drop by the MD Anderson Library on Monday, August 24, or Tuesday, August 25, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn more about the Libraries’ services and programs.

Staff will be stationed at a table in the library atrium, providing informational handouts, answering general questions, and giving away snacks.

Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Libraries to Host Open House for Students

Sparky Awards Reception

The locally held version of the Sparky Awards has come to an end! There will be a small reception in the Learning Commons on November 19th at 2pm to celebrate the winning video and award prizes, including an iPod Touch!

There will also be light refreshments of juice and cookies.

Here is the winning video:

The Light of Knowledge from Faizan Majid on Vimeo.

Want to know more about the Sparky Awards? Check out the UH Libraries Sparky Awards website.

Please join in the celebration of the winning video, which will be submitted to the National Sparky Awards competition in December and give the creator a chance at winning fame, glory, an actual Sparky award, and $1000.

Hope you can come!  And watch for the competition to return next year!

Sparky Awards Committee
Rachel Vacek, Chair
Nate McKee
Alex Simons
Miranda Bennett
Nora Dethloff

Posted on November 18th, 2009 by and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on Sparky Awards Reception