The Special Library Association Pacific Northwest Chapter will be hosting their annual Student Night on May 8, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm at the UW’s WAC (Waterfront Activity Center). This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with information professionals from the area and pick their brains on jobs, career paths, etc. It’s a tough job market out there, so for students hoping to stay in Seattle this is a great opportunity to network with possible future colleagues (and employers!). This is also a great event to attend if you are at all curious as to what it’s like to work for a vendor, as there will be a panel discussion with representatives from several companies that have a presence in the Seattle area.
There will also be delicious (heavy) appetizers.
Detailed information about location and registration is below. The event is $20 for students. You can register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T3P6KV3
Hope to see you there!
UW Waterfront Activities Center
3701 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195
The WAC is SE of Husky Stadium and is accessed from Montlake Blvd. using the same entrance as the stadium. Note that there is light rail construction in the area, but the WAC is still accessible.
Paid parking is available directly in front of the WAC for $3.00 per hour. There is a pay station that accepts credit cards.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. SLA PNW Board Meeting
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Networking and heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A with professionals on the topic of working for library vendor companies. Panelists represent a variety of companies that have a presence in the Seattle area, including LexisNexis, ProQuest, Smartlogic and Softlink.
Register for the Student Night event at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T3P6KV3 ($20 for students/unemployed/retired, $35/SLA Members, $50/nonmembers, $45/corporate paid attendance).
Note that you will have the option to pay by check, PayPal, or at the door. If you choose to pay via PayPal, make sure to select the PayPal option on the SLA PNW website once you have completed the registration survey.