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LinkedIn (LI) can be a powerful tool for connecting with others and building your reputation and brand as an information professional. For job hunters it is a way of communicating your strengths and experience to a hiring manager or recruiter, and you can be sure that employers will examine your profile if they are thinking of hiring you. As with other networking and career-building tools and activities, there are effective tactics that are recommended, and others that may do more harm than good: Read more
Ellen Mehling received her MSLIS from Long Island University and works as a librarian, instructor and writer in and around NYC. Her professional experience includes work in special, public, and academic libraries, as well as archives. She is Director of the Westchester Graduate Library School Program and Director of Internships for L.I.U.’s Palmer School and since 2009 has been METRO’s Job Bank Manager / Career Development Consultant. She teaches classes and workshops on job hunting, information literacy, researching, and other subjects at METRO’s Training Center and other venues within and outside NYC.