Career PlanningWednesday 18th April 2011 Ayub KhanHead of Libraries (Strategy) firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Development Group Context LIS Landscape (types of Jobs) SWOT analysis Risk Management Other considerations Career planning Getting involved professionally Summary
“ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step “ Chinese Proverb
Me ! Sat Assistant Ass Community Librarian Open Learning Development Officer Learning Resources Librarian J/S Children and Young People OOHL (secondment –outside sector) Principal Project Officer Quality & Operations Manager Head of Libraries (Strategy)
- Your Career YOU Job for Life Portfolio Career?
Types of Jobs available Public Libraries Academic Libraries Education and training sector Workplace libraries Learned societies, professional bodies Research
Types of Jobs Government Libraries Law sector Publishing sector Technology-based jobs Lecturing/training Library supply: the book and ICT trade
Swot Analysis Strengths Weaknesses Good Training Policy Lack of Progression 20 days’ annual leave Poor physical surrounding IIP status Inflexible leave Good after-work social life arrangements Opportunities Threats Recession means funding isBoss have 6 months to retire shaky and the library may be vulnerableChance to travel toconferences IT sections is making a stronger bid than the libraryNew restructuring due to to run knowledgehappen management
Other Considerations inCareer Planning Are you happy with what you are doing? What really interest you? Serial Temporary work? What other benefits does a package offer?
Continue Flexibility Where do you want to be in five years time? Life-work balance
Looking sideways.. and back Other opportunities in your organisation Short –term posting (transfers) Secondments (in and outside your organisation) Working Groups – additional responsibilities, Lead Officer role localities
Career Planning Analyse your current/future lifestyle Analyse your likes/dislikes Analyse your passions Analyse your strengths and weaknesses Analyse your definition of strengths Analyse your personality Analyse your dream job Analyse your current situation
Why shall I get involved? Your professional organisation can alert you to new thinking and developments – especially useful in times of rapid change Professional activities can extend and complement your day to day work Involvement in a professional association helps to develop your skills and career
More Benefits of involvement Learn about the conduct of meetings and dynamics of groups in different settings Gain experience and skills in new areas Making contacts with people willing to offer help and support with career development
Personal Benefits from activities Forming a broader cross-sectoral view of lis service provision Compare experience and practice with colleagues working in other organisations Gaining understanding of new specialises after changing jobs and/ or moving sectors Contributing to national policies and strategies for libraries and information Developing/pursuing personal interests and influencing professional practice
Think about ? Experience Education Skills Knowledge Training