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2014 SLA@Pratt Skill Share - Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities 2014 SLA@Pratt Skill Share - Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities Presentation Transcript

  • Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities Lisa Chow | Sandra Sajonas April 18, 2014 SLA@Pratt Skill Share http://bit.ly/peopleinteract
  • Objectives 1. Participants will receive an overview of new and evolving roles of librarians. 2. Participants will conduct an individualized career analysis. 3. Participants will be equipped with practical career strategies for keeping their skills current with the shifting profession.
  • We surveyed 10 leaders in the library world... Consultant Digital resource librarian Academic librarians Outreach librarian Legal librarian Children’s librarian Reference librarian Research librarian Instructional librarian
  • We reviewed professional literature...
  • We reviewed LIS curricula and accreditation standards...
  • We attended events, presentations, meetings, discussions and webinars...
  • Trends ● Think micro-careers. The modern information career will be made up of micro-careers. ● There is no box. Information professionals are doing work outside of traditional spaces, titles, responsibilities, etc. ● Think tech. The profession and information is going online/digital/electronic. ● Be a part of the team. The information professional works collaboratively.
  • Self Assessment Activity SWOT Goals - 1, 2, 5 year goals
  • People Professional Brand & Online Presence Keep learning Career Strategy
  • Find colleagues to share & bounce off ideas. Have a partner-in-crime. Get to know your fellow librarians/students. Find a mentor or two. Be a mentor. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
  • Find opportunities to publish and present GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE
  • HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE
  • Attend cheap/free events, unconferences, trainings and meetups. Attend national & local conferences. Organize your own event. GET OUT THERE
  • Apply to various library programs & initiatives. Get involved with local and national associations & groups. GET INVOLVED
  • Keep up with library land (and the world). influencers, listservs, blogs, LinkedIn, Google Alerts, LIS Trends KEEP UPDATED
  • KEEP LEARNING ● MOOCs (Massive online open courses) ● Continuing education ● Volunteer/internships ● Informational interviews ● Ask colleagues to show you what they know about a topic or software/tool of interest ● Books, videos (YouTube, Vimeo), podcasts, the usual...
  • JOB BROWSE & JOB SEARCH
  • Be creative with your name tag GO BEYOND YOUR JOB TITLE
  • CREATE BUSINESS CARDS Vistaprint Moo cards Local print shop Print your own on-demand
  • Update your resume/CV regularly. Have your business card handy. BE PREPARED BE OPEN
  • Propose ideas, start projects, see what happens. TAKE THE INITIATIVE
  • Make it a SMART Goal Write down 1 goal for each career strategy area that you are going to work on. People: Professional brand & online presence: Keep learning:
  • STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE Take 1 step towards 1 SMART goal
  • Resources Publish & Present: Woodhead & Chandos publishing - http://www.woodheadpublishing.com Information Today - http://books.infotoday.com Keep Updated: ALA Mailing Lists - http://lists.ala.org/sympa Library Link of the Day - http://www.tk421.net/librarylink LIS Trends - http://listrends.blogspot.com Slashdot - http://slashdot.org LibGuides - http://libguides.com Career: LISCareer - http://www.liscareer.com Library Job Postings - http://www.libraryjobpostings.org I Need a Library Job - http://inalj.com LinkedIn's Job Seekers webinars - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29245941 Alternative LIS Job Titles - http://www.infonista.com/2013/alternative-lis-job-titles-2 Free Courses - http://librarysciencelist.com/free-online-courses-for-librarians IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group - http://npsig.wordpress. com/webinars
  • Presentation slides and resources: http://peopleinteract. wordpress.com/blog Email: peopleinteractconsulting@gmail.com People Interact ~ It's about people. Questions? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ __ Our Services: Impact-Based Evaluation | Unconferences | Leadership & Career Development