I left work in the financial/consulting world back in 2001. I took a break to get a BA (Art History; regretting that choice now) and started working as a consulting Archivist in 2006 (only thing I could find at the time). I spent the last 5 or 6 years working part-time and mostly alone. Because I don't have an MLIS, I don't qualify for jobs as an Archivist, and quite frankly, I don't want one because the pay is so low. So, I'm leveraging my data skills to try to break into the tech industry. My sense is that I really need to find a few key people willing to look at my skills, not my lack of direct experience, or my age (I just learned the term "relauncher"). Other than professional groups, that I really don't qualify for or feel comfortable in, can anyone suggest groups that might help me? I'm nearly 9 months without work and my financial situation is getting to the point of being dire. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and/or support!