Session 8: What I Didn't Learn in School: Practical Advice for Early Career Archivists


Participate in this lively panel discussion about topics and experiences for which higher education did not adequately prepare us. A panel of archivists across different institutions and backgrounds will discuss their transition to the workforce and share lessons and guidance. Job hunting, project and contract employment, varying recruiting practices, the shortage of entry-level jobs, and the value of work experience against the worth of professional certificates will also be explored. This panel seeks to discuss lessons learned and give solutions to some of these issues that can benefit students and early- career archivists as well as their educators.