I have started putting together an e-Portfolio (http://publish.uwo.ca/~sfelkar/). This is a project that students in many library school programs do- I’ve been finding a lot of examples from the University of Hawaii and San Jose, as well as many other schools, including the University of Alberta. The purpose of some e-Portfolios appears to be a reflection on library school and the principles of library and information science, while others are to act as a sort of detailed online resume. Mine is of the second sort. But I may find the time to add some reflective pieces later. I would recommend students creating one- it is a good chance to develop some basic web development skills, as well as showcasing your achievements.
Here is Hack Library School’s post on “How to Stand Out in the Job Search Crowd” which talks about ePortfolios. And here are some LIS e-Portfolio Examples:
- U of Alberta, Fang Lui: http://capping.slis.ualberta.ca/cap11/FangLiu/index.htm
- The Cycling Librarian: http://thecyclinglibrarian.wordpress.com/mlis-e-portfolio/
- Christopher P. Eaker: http://chriseaker.wordpress.com/
- Paula Cardozo: https://sites.google.com/site/paulajcardozolibrarian/why-an-e-portfolio
- Pauline Dewan: http://paulinedewan.net/index.html