Build a Career
in the Brave New World
of Work
Connie Crosby
@conniecrosby
McGill University , Faculty of Information
Web 2...
First.....an apology
Photo by Iain Farrell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58442690@N00/3765607867/
The traditional 9 to 5
job is disappearing
Workplaces are
changing
Libraries are being
downsized
What’s an Information
student to do?
What my colleagues
had to say....
look at the skills you
have, see how they fit
the jobs may not be
called “library” or
“information”
they may not be full
time, permanent
positions
“The future is too
important to be left to
chance.”
“The future must be
created day by day, person
by person, rather than left
to chance or fate.”
- Bruce Rosenstein
on Peter...
CreateYour
Future the
Peter Drucker
Way
by Bruce Rosenstein
Skills you have are
needed....right now!
...but people don’t
know it yet.
What are these areas
of opportunity?
information
management
information
architecture
indexing, taxonomy,
metadata
linked data
& semantic web
website development
user experience
(UX)
search engine
optimization
website data analysis
content strategy
content management
knowledge
management (KM)
knowledge strategy
project management
(PM)
change management
intranet development
intranet maintenance
usage analytics
monitoring
records management
(RIM)
business analysis
data analysis
big data analysis
database management
business information
(BI)
competitive intelligence
(CI)
social media
planning
community
management
social media
monitoring
audience outreach
influencer outreach
mobile usage
mobile app
development
accessibility
content creation
management
policy development
privacy
freedom of information
advocacy
Phew!
(what did I miss??)
How to meet the
future?
Develop a portfolio of
work
Competitive
intelligence...for your
own future
Be flexible
Be entrepreneurial
Follow the
opportunities
Keep connecting
Keep developing your
skills
Howard Rheingold:
5 social media literacies
• Attention
• Participation
• Digital Know How and Collective Intelligence
• Crap Detection
• The Shape of Networks and Wh...
Develop your
communication skills
Keep learning
Thank you!
Connie Crosby
Crosby Group Consulting
http://crosbygroup.ca
connie@crosbygroup.ca
416-919-6719
@conniecrosby
@c...
Image credits
• nerd girl, svetikd, istockphoto
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-17266695-nerd.php
• I’m really sorr...
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Presented at Web 2.U conference put on by the Faculty of Information students at McGill University, Montreal, February 7, 2014

This keynote talk looks at the changing world of work and new opportunities available to information professionals.

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  1. 1. Build a Career in the Brave New World of Work Connie Crosby @conniecrosby McGill University , Faculty of Information Web 2.U, Montreal, February 7, 2014
  2. 2. First.....an apology
  3. 3. Photo by Iain Farrell http://www.flickr.com/photos/58442690@N00/3765607867/
  4. 4. The traditional 9 to 5 job is disappearing
  5. 5. Workplaces are changing
  6. 6. Libraries are being downsized
  7. 7. What’s an Information student to do?
  8. 8. What my colleagues had to say....
  9. 9. look at the skills you have, see how they fit
  10. 10. the jobs may not be called “library” or “information”
  11. 11. they may not be full time, permanent positions
  12. 12. “The future is too important to be left to chance.”
  13. 13. “The future must be created day by day, person by person, rather than left to chance or fate.” - Bruce Rosenstein on Peter Drucker
  14. 14. CreateYour Future the Peter Drucker Way by Bruce Rosenstein
  15. 15. Skills you have are needed....right now!
  16. 16. ...but people don’t know it yet.
  17. 17. What are these areas of opportunity?
  18. 18. information management
  19. 19. information architecture
  20. 20. indexing, taxonomy, metadata
  21. 21. linked data & semantic web
  22. 22. website development
  23. 23. user experience (UX)
  24. 24. search engine optimization
  25. 25. website data analysis
  26. 26. content strategy
  27. 27. content management
  28. 28. knowledge management (KM)
  29. 29. knowledge strategy
  30. 30. project management (PM)
  31. 31. change management
  32. 32. intranet development
  33. 33. intranet maintenance
  34. 34. usage analytics monitoring
  35. 35. records management (RIM)
  36. 36. business analysis
  37. 37. data analysis
  38. 38. big data analysis
  39. 39. database management
  40. 40. business information (BI)
  41. 41. competitive intelligence (CI)
  42. 42. social media planning
  43. 43. community management
  44. 44. social media monitoring
  45. 45. audience outreach
  46. 46. influencer outreach
  47. 47. mobile usage
  48. 48. mobile app development
  49. 49. accessibility
  50. 50. content creation
  51. 51. management
  52. 52. policy development
  53. 53. privacy
  54. 54. freedom of information
  55. 55. advocacy
  56. 56. Phew! (what did I miss??)
  57. 57. How to meet the future?
  58. 58. Develop a portfolio of work
  59. 59. Competitive intelligence...for your own future
  60. 60. Be flexible
  61. 61. Be entrepreneurial
  62. 62. Follow the opportunities
  63. 63. Keep connecting
  64. 64. Keep developing your skills
  65. 65. Howard Rheingold: 5 social media literacies
  66. 66. • Attention • Participation • Digital Know How and Collective Intelligence • Crap Detection • The Shape of Networks and Why They Matter 5 social media literacies
  67. 67. Develop your communication skills
  68. 68. Keep learning
  69. 69. Thank you! Connie Crosby Crosby Group Consulting http://crosbygroup.ca connie@crosbygroup.ca 416-919-6719 @conniecrosby @crosbygroup 71
  70. 70. Image credits • nerd girl, svetikd, istockphoto http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-17266695-nerd.php • I’m really sorry, Iain Farrell, Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/58442690@N00/3765607867/ • Howard Rheingold, by Joi Ito, Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2120715411

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