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Starting Out?  Start with You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know
 

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Lisa Carlucci Thomas and I presented this at the American Library Association's 2010 Annual Conference. We did it again at the Virtual Conference. ...

Lisa Carlucci Thomas and I presented this at the American Library Association's 2010 Annual Conference. We did it again at the Virtual Conference.
Our presentation focuses on two major skill sets for new librarians: understanding the research/publication process and developing your career.
Feel free to contact me with questions!

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    Starting Out?  Start with You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know Starting Out? Start with You: What Every New Librarian Needs to Know Presentation Transcript

    • Starting Out? Start With YouWhat Every New Librarian Needs to Know
      Lisa Carlucci ThomasDigital Services LibrarianSouthern Connecticut State University
      Karen SobelReference & Instruction Librarian/Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Denver
    • - Starting Out -The Research & Publication Process
      Karen Sobel
    • Where Research Questions Arise
      • Conversations with colleagues
      • Things you notice while working
      • Holes in the literature
      Ask yourself whether your research will benefit patrons and colleagues.
    • From Research Question... ...To Research Project
      Plan out your project in great detail before starting!
      Think about partnerships
    • Choosing the Right Venue
      Publications
      Investigating scope
      Aim high!
      Presentations
      Where calls for presentations come from
      Local vs. national
      Be aware of your tenure requirements
    • Planning Your Research Project
      Review past studies carefully
      Pilot test your instruments before starting the study
      Again: plan your study in great detail beforehand. But be prepared to change
    • Institutional Review Board (IRB)
      What IRB is, and why it’s important
      How you know whether to apply
      Leave time for training!
      Bizarre questions and the problem of 17-year-olds
    • Data, Data, Data
      The importance of gathering demographics
      Software
      To use or not to use a statistician
      Enticing statisticians
    • Preparing a Manuscript for Publication
      Write with a particular publication in mind
      Write clearly. Don’t use jargon.
    • Handling Rejection
      If an editor returns your paper with suggested changes, it’s a good sign
      If you’re completely rejected, work on your paper and submit it elsewhere
    • Happy Things
      You’ll be rejected much less often than in library school
      You’ll get in a groove and gain skill and confidence
    • - Start With You - Positioning For Success
      Lisa Carlucci Thomas
      @lisacarlucci
    • Know Yourself
      Where are you now?
      Where do you want to be?
      What is your expertise, talent, niche?
      Make it so (build your brand)
      Think BIG
    • Know Your Institution
      Understand the decision-making process
      Historical knowledge is serious business
      Generational values & expectations vary
      Kindness is free (be generous)
      Listen … Learn … Teach
    • Know Your Profession
      Research associations online & with peers
      Take chances until you find your ‘place’
      Start small: get involved, find your voice
      Introduce yourself to everyone you meet
      Learn By Doing:
      Your Contribution Matters
    • Know Your Opportunities
      Professional Identity: It’s Yours
      Create a portfolio of your work
      Stay current using alerts & social networks
      Develop & expand your lifelong peer group
      Be Flexible & Authentic
      Work Outside Your Comfort Zone
    • Chart Your Course
      Your job is not your career
      Seek experience-building positions (in the direction you want to go / grow)
      Anticipate setbacks & learn
      Set your own personal & professional priorities
      “Manifest Your Destiny in Real Time”
    • Thank You!
      Lisa Carlucci ThomasDigital Services LibrarianSouthern Connecticut State University
      ThomasL10@southernct.edu
      Karen Sobel
      Reference & Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor
      University of Colorado Denver
      karen.sobel@ucdenver.edu
      ALA Annual Conference 2010