Introduction - Alison&apos;s slide Communicating with one&apos;s peers, colleagues, and others outside of ones own workplace for professional growth.
POLL - Bohyun
Benefits, questions & concerns - Bohyun&apos;s slide You will be googled by your peers and future employers
What would Google tell them about you?
Benefits, questions & concerns - Bohyun&apos;s slide Conferences are no longer need the only place you can go to network. You can do so online no matter where you are Connect professionally with a large number of librarians who have similar interests, thoughts, and work as yours
Benefits, questions & concerns - Bohyun&apos;s slide
CONCERNS: Isn&apos;t social media a frivolous pursuit?
Would my privacy be affected?
I don&apos;t know. Personal branding sounds so off-putting
Doesn&apos;t personal branding take a lot of time? I am already busy with work and other professional commitments (e.g. publications, committee work, etc)
I don&apos;t spend a lot of time online. Can I still have my personal brand online?
Benefits, questions & concerns - Bohyun&apos;s slide Where do I start?
How do I find time?
I am interested, but I am not sure what should blog or tweet about How do I continue to retain and grow my online presence?
Many people feel that they have to choose between using social media and maintaining a website.
Social networks are not created equally which platform you use will depend on what your purpose is, and your personality.
Different platform, different purpose - Kiyomi&apos;s slide Facebook – Extremely Social - Good for keeping track of people over time. LinkedIn – Professional – As social or hands-off as you want it to be, a good way to have a positive web presence with a minimum of effort. Twitter – Fast paced – Participate or Lurk at your leisure. Learn from your peers, catch the latest news, make new friends.
ACRL committees always need more people willing to work. Working on a website for your professional association is a great way to meet a variety of people and get involved.
Issues: Control How much info do you want to share? Creating content, thinking of topics. Post frequency, how often will you be able to update? Time, creating and maintaining a website can be a huge time commitment.
Different platform, different purpose – Kiyomi&apos;s slide Introverts may find solitude more refreshing, while extroverts may prefer big group outings. Introverts like visiting with interesting people, just like extroverts enjoy solitude, it’s not that either group hates what the other likes, it’s that they relax in different ways. Not everyone is a pure introvert or extrovert, you may be either depending on the circumstances and situation. Communicating with people online allows you to be as introverted or as extroverted as you are comfortable with at any time.
So how do you go about putting personal branding into practice?
Visit and comment on other blogs, retweet content, and connect with others to avoid shameless self-promotion.
Blog, Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter accounts are easy to set up. You can be on your way in less than 10 minutes. Use consistent voice, image and persona across different platforms so that people can find you and you can grow your brand.
Be genuine and professional at all times Ask yourself how you want to be perceived by others. Reflect and come up with 3-5 words which represent you. Do not focus on the negative.
Remember that online comments last forever.
Listen & monitor the conversation - what are people saying about you? Create Google Alerts for your name/brand: http://www.google.com/alerts Google yourself and update/remove old information. Topsy Social Analytics: http://analytics.topsy.com/ RSS feeds of advanced Twitter search: Visit http://search.twitter.com/advanced, create searches for your name and other keywords, click on the RSS icon to create and send a feed for each search to your Google Reader. Icerocket Blog Search: http://www.icerocket.com/ Socialmention: http://www.socialmention.com/
Be wary of focusing your entire personal brand around your current job How will you maintain your brand once your job changes?
If you focus your brand on your professional interests and passions instead of your job title or workplace, you will be able to take it with you from institution to institution.
Find your personal comfort zone on frequency of updating Posting too often may cause your supervisor or future employer to wonder when you find the time to do your work.
If you are posting links every few minutes, others may wonder if you ever read what you repost.
Find a balance that works for you.
Transcript of "Personal Branding for New Librarians: Standing out and Stepping up"
for New Librarians:
Standing out and Stepping up
Association of College & Research Libraries
National Conference 2011
Our Session: Who & What
1.What is personal branding?
2.Benefits, concerns & questions
o Bohyun Kim
1.Different platform, different purpose
o Kiyomi Deards
1.Putting it into practice
o Erin Dorney
Which of these
apply to you?
-Select ALL that apply-
a)I am NOT sure if personal branding is
b)I am concerned about certain aspects
of personal branding.
c)I am interested in building my
d)I am unsure how to develop my
e)I am uncertain how to manage my
personal brand effectively.
: benefits, concerns, and questions
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Why Should I Care?
Thank you for joining us!
Kiyomi D. Deards, University of Nebraska-Lincoln / firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.libraryadventures.com (Blog) /@kiyomid (Twitter)
Erin Dorney, Millersville University /email@example.com
http:www.libraryscenester.wordpress.com (Blog) / @libscenester (Twitter)
Bohyun Kim, Florida International University /firstname.lastname@example.org
http://bohyunkim.net/blog (Blog) / @bohyunkim (Twitter)
Alison Miller, ipl2 Reference Services, Drexel University /email@example.com
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The CMO’s Guide To: The Social Media Landscape
7 Examples of Kickass Personal Branding
Handout on Personal Branding by ACRL New Members Discussion Group at ALA 2011 Midwinter
The WHY of Your Brand by Steven Bell
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