Do audio books bring the same benefits as regular reading?

Even for people who are passionately fond of reading, it can be difficult to find the time and opportunity of their favorite hobby. In this situation, many rely on audio books, a convenient alternative to old-fashioned reading. You may well be listening to the latest bestseller while traveling or cleaning the house. But is listening […]

The Magnificent Seven: 7 Pro Tips for Writing the Greatest Cover Letter for Government Job

How do you write a great cover letter? Writing a great cover letter for government job starts with understanding its purpose and the purpose of a cover letter isn’t to get you the job, it’s to get you an interview, it’s to get your reader to say to herself  “this is someone I really have […]

What I learned about #BigData this week

The Symposium on Digital Curation in the Era of Big Data: Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements (07192012) was hosted by the National Academies of Science. In no particular order, here are the highlights and comments that grabbed my attention. Loved David Weinberger’s comment: “The value of a scientific information commons is to have your nerds […]

Interesting article today on North Carolina helping Military Spouses on Licensing

North Carolina is the 9th state to smooth the path for military spouses. The new law works to reduce barriers of entry into the workforce for military spouses across the U.S. “Under the law, military spouses trained in jobs that require professional licenses or certification, such as school teachers, registered nurses or childcare professionals, will […]

CiFL is looking for guest bloggers

Are you a Federal Librarian or otherwise involved with the Federal Information field? Share your knowledge and wisdom with fellow Federal Information professionals and job seekers at Possible topics include: social media in federal libraries, transitioning from a public or academic library to a federal library, resume and job advice for positions in federal […]