The Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) is dedicated to supporting archival education. Part of a broader effort called Building the Future of Archival Education and Research Initiative, AERI was originally funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Now in its eighth consecutive year, AERI brings together incoming and continuing doctoral students, recent doctoral graduates, and faculty from across the United States and worldwide.

Dates: July 8 to 12, 2016
Location: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


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"Focus 2" Major & Career Information

Match Majors to Careers

U.S. Department of Labor Websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
  • Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
  • O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more

Ohio's In-Demand Careers

Talk with Faculty, Family and Professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences and:
    • how they selected their careers
    • what they find rewarding/challenging
    • what skills they utilize
    • what their long-term goals are


For additional information about AERI 2016, please direct your questions to:

Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Kent State University