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Librarians in the 21st Century:
Designing a Career Strategy for
Evolving Roles and
Opportunities
Lisa Chow | Sandra Sajona...
Environmental Scan
TRENDS
● Think micro-careers. The modern information career will
be made up of micro-careers.
● There is no box. Informati...
Designing A Career Strategy
DO SELF ASSESSMENT
SWOT Goals - 1, 2, 5 year goals
Professional Brand and
Online Presence
Continuous
learning
HAVE A 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
Lisa’s e-portfolio:
http://bit.ly/lisachow
Sandra’s e-portfolio:
http://sites.google.com/site/sand...
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
Don’t forget to carry your bu...
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
People Interact Consultancy
~It’s about people.
We work with libraries and nonprofits to implement creative solutions to e...
Library 2.017 - Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities
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Library 2.017 - 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 March 29, 2017 Library 2.017 Worldwide Virtual Conference - Expertise, Competencies and Careers
  2. 2. Environmental Scan
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Designing A Career Strategy
  5. 5. DO SELF ASSESSMENT SWOT Goals - 1, 2, 5 year goals
  6. 6. Professional Brand and Online Presence Continuous learning HAVE A CAREER STRATEGY People
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Find opportunities to publish and present GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE
  9. 9. HAVE AN ONLINE PRESENCE Lisa’s e-portfolio: http://bit.ly/lisachow Sandra’s e-portfolio: http://sites.google.com/site/sandrasajonas
  10. 10. Attend cheap/free events, unconferences, trainings and meetups. Attend national and local conferences. Organize your own event. GET OUT THERE
  11. 11. Apply to various library programs and initiatives. Get involved with local and national associations and groups. GET INVOLVED http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/intlassocorgconf/libraryassociations
  12. 12. Keep up with library land (and the world). Influencers, listservs, blogs, LinkedIn, Google Alerts, Library Trends KEEP UPDATED
  13. 13. 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 ● Download free software trials ● Books, videos, webinars, workshops, podcasts, the usual...
  14. 14. JOB BROWSE & JOB SEARCH
  15. 15. Be creative with your name tag GO BEYOND YOUR JOB TITLE
  16. 16. CREATE BUSINESS CARDS ● Vistaprint ● Moo cards ● Local print shop ● Print your own on-demand Don’t forget to carry your business cards.
  17. 17. Update your resume/CV regularly. Have your business card handy. BE PREPARED BE OPEN
  18. 18. Propose ideas, start projects, see what happens. TAKE THE INITIATIVE
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE Take 1 step towards 1 SMART goal
  21. 21. Resources
  22. 22. 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 Resources and presentation slides: http://peopleinteract.wordpress.com/blog Email us: peopleinteractconsulting@gmail.com

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