Florida Library Association Annual 2009 Conference Presentation
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Here is the slide-show from my proposal, in which I delivered with Maria Palacio, at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference in 2009

Here is the slide-show from my proposal, in which I delivered with Maria Palacio, at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference in 2009

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  • 1. CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR ASPIRING LIBRARIANS
    by
    Desiree Roland
    College Intern/Librarian
    South Regional Broward College Library
    &
    Maria Palacio
    Multicultural Coordinator
    Lee County Library System
  • 2. MENTORSHIP
    You’re ready for a mentor if you’re willing to take advice and criticism, put forth an effort and maintain relationships. Specifically, you’re looking for someone with whom you have chemistry, feel comfortable, can communicate and share similar interests and goals.
  • 3. WHY DO YOU NEED A MENTOR?
    • To help guide/prepare you to the next level of your career.
    • 4. Learn what they didn’t teach you in school.
  • TIPS FOR FINDING A MENTOR…
    • Finding a mentor doesn’t have to be a formal arrangement
    • 5. Look for a “teacher”
    • 6. Determine your expectations of him or her
  • ESTABLISH A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR MENTOR
    • Give your relationship time to develop
    • 7. Always be professional
    • 8. Respect their boundaries
    • 9. Show appreciation for their efforts
    • 10. Continue to demonstrate good work
  • JOINING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (ALA, FLA, PLA, AASL, BCALA, local organizations, and etc)
  • 11. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
    • Meet individuals of similar interest
    • 12. Members can keep abreast of new developments, trends, and technologies
    • 13. Members will have the opportunity to promote their libraries
  • CHOOSING AN AREA OF LIBRARIANSHIP YOU WANT TO PURSUE
  • 14. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING?
    • Do you enjoy working with teens and children?
    • 15. Do you enjoy creating library events for the community to attend?
    • 16. Do you enjoy teaching literacy or helping individuals improve their reading skills?
    • 17. Does the idea of leadership appeal to you?
    • 18. Do you enjoy learning and utilizing new technology?
  • THERE ARE MANY AREAS OF LIBRARIANSHIP TO FOCUS IN
    • Young Adult/Children’s Services
    • 19. Adult Reference Services
    • 20. Outreach/Programming
    • 21. Information Literacy
    • 22. Reader’s Advisory
    • 23. Grant Writing
    • 24. Information Technology
    • 25. Administration
  • PURSUING ADDITIONAL TRAINING
  • 26. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
    • Increase your skills and knowledge towards your work which opens up new avenues for professional growth
    • 27. You can place your new experience in your resume, which makes you elgible for promotional opportunities.
    • 28. You will be seen
  • HOW WILL YOU OBTAIN ADDITIONAL TRAINING?
    • Volunteer to cross-train or help out in all the departments of your library.
    • 29. Take computer classes and courses to enhance your knowledge of computer programs.
    • 30. Offer to shadow a staff member for a day to get a clear understanding of their duties.