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Librarians in the 21st Century:
Designing a Career Strategy for
Evolving Roles and
Opportunities
Lisa Chow | Sandra Sajona...
Environmental Scan
We surveyed 10 leaders in the library world...
Consultant
Digital resource librarian
Academic librarians
Outreach libraria...
We surveyed library career books…..
We reviewed professional literature...
We reviewed LIS curricula and
accreditation standards...
We attended events, presentations,
meetings, discussions and webinars...
We looked at job postings...
Trends
● Think micro-careers. The modern information career will be
made up of micro-careers.
● There is no box. Informati...
Designing A Career Strategy
Self Assessment
SWOT Goals - 1, 2, 5 year goals
Professional Brand and
Online Presence
Continuous
learning
Career Strategy
People
Find colleagues to share and bounce off ideas.
Stay open to meeting new people.
Find a mentor or two. Be a mentor.
Get to ...
Find opportunities to
publish and present
GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE
HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE
http://sites.google.com/site/sandrasajonas/
http://bit.ly/lisachow
Attend cheap/free events, unconferences,
trainings and meetups.
Attend national and local conferences.
Organize your own e...
Apply to various library programs and initiatives.
Get involved with local and national
associations and groups.
GET INVOL...
Keep up with library land (and the world).
Influencers, listservs, blogs, LinkedIn,
Google Alerts, Library Trends
KEEP UPD...
KEEP LEARNING
● MOOCs (Massive open online
courses)
● Continuing education
● Volunteer/internships
● Informational intervi...
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
Write down 1 goal for each
career strategy area that you
are going to work on.
People:
Continuous learning:
Professional b...
STEP OUT OF YOUR
COMFORT ZONE
Take 1 step towards 1 SMART goal
Resources
Publish & Present:
Chandos publishing - http://store.elsevier.com/Chandos-Publishing-/IMP_207/
Information Today - http://...
People Interact Consultancy
~It’s about people.
We work with libraries and nonprofits to implement creative solutions to e...
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South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) webinar presentation on Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities, September 27, 2016.

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2016 - Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

  1. 1. Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities Lisa Chow | Sandra Sajonas People Interact Consultancy September 27, 2016 South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC)
  2. 2. Environmental Scan
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. We surveyed library career books…..
  5. 5. We reviewed professional literature...
  6. 6. We reviewed LIS curricula and accreditation standards...
  7. 7. We attended events, presentations, meetings, discussions and webinars...
  8. 8. We looked at job postings...
  9. 9. 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, roles, and responsibilities. ● Think tech. The profession and information is going online/digital/electronic. ● Be a part of the team. The information professional works collaboratively.
  10. 10. Designing A Career Strategy
  11. 11. Self Assessment SWOT Goals - 1, 2, 5 year goals
  12. 12. Professional Brand and Online Presence Continuous learning Career Strategy People
  13. 13. Find colleagues to share and bounce off ideas. Stay open to meeting new people. Find a mentor or two. Be a mentor. Get to know your fellow librarians/students. Have a partner-in-crime. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
  14. 14. Find opportunities to publish and present GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE
  15. 15. HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE
  16. 16. http://sites.google.com/site/sandrasajonas/
  17. 17. http://bit.ly/lisachow
  18. 18. Attend cheap/free events, unconferences, trainings and meetups. Attend national and local conferences. Organize your own event. GET OUT THERE
  19. 19. Apply to various library programs and initiatives. Get involved with local and national associations and groups. GET INVOLVED
  20. 20. Keep up with library land (and the world). Influencers, listservs, blogs, LinkedIn, Google Alerts, Library Trends KEEP UPDATED
  21. 21. KEEP LEARNING ● MOOCs (Massive open online 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), webinars, workshops, podcasts, the usual...
  22. 22. JOB BROWSE & JOB SEARCH
  23. 23. Be creative with your name tag GO BEYOND YOUR JOB TITLE
  24. 24. CREATE BUSINESS CARDS ● Vistaprint ● Moo cards ● Local print shop ● Print your own on-demand
  25. 25. Update your resume/CV regularly. Have your business card handy. BE PREPARED BE OPEN
  26. 26. Propose ideas, start projects, see what happens. TAKE THE INITIATIVE
  27. 27. Write down 1 goal for each career strategy area that you are going to work on. People: Continuous learning: Professional brand and online presence: Make it a SMART Goal
  28. 28. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE Take 1 step towards 1 SMART goal
  29. 29. Resources
  30. 30. Publish & Present: Chandos publishing - http://store.elsevier.com/Chandos-Publishing-/IMP_207/ Information Today - http://books.infotoday.com Libraries Unlimited - http://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited.aspx Keep Updated: ALA Mailing Lists - http://lists.ala.org/sympa Library Link of the Day - http://www.tk421.net/librarylink Library Trends - https://www.lis.illinois.edu/newsroom/publications/librarytrends Slashdot - http://slashdot.org Reddit Libraries - https://www.reddit.com/r/Libraries NMC Horizon Reports - http://www.nmc.org/publication-type/horizon-report/ Career: LISCareer - http://www.liscareer.com 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 Librarians Webinars - http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars Library & Information Science Transferable Competencies - https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/2595#.V8WGACgrLNM Emerging Career Trends for Information Professional - http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/publications/emerging-career-trends-information-professionals-sn apshot-job-titles Online Resources
  31. 31. People Interact Consultancy ~It’s about people. We work with libraries and nonprofits to implement creative solutions to effectively improve individual and organizational performance. Our objective is to enhance organizational effectiveness by focusing on the human element. Our services include impact-based evaluation, unconferences for organizational development, and leadership and career development. http://bit.ly/peopleinteract Feedback please! Fill out evaluation: http://bit.ly/2016scrlc Presentation slides: http://peopleinteract.wordpress.com/blog Email us: peopleinteractconsulting@gmail.com

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