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Webinar: Leadership and Career Development for the 21st Century Information Professional


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Virtual Breakfast Webinar -- Rocky Mountain Chapter of Special Libraries Association (SLA) and SLA First First Years Council

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Webinar: Leadership and Career Development for the 21st Century Information Professional

  1. 1. Leadership and CareerDevelopment for the 21st Century Information Professional Lisa Chow | Sandra Sajonas March 21, 2013 SLA Rocky Mountain Chapter and First Five Years Council
  2. 2. Self Assessment Activity SWOT Goals - 1, 2, 5 year goals
  3. 3. Career Strategy PeopleProfessional Brand Online Presence
  4. 4. CONNECT WITH PEOPLEFind colleagues to share & bounce off ideas.Get to know your fellow librarians/students.Find a mentor or two.
  5. 5. Do you have mentors?
  6. 6. GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE Find opportunities to publish and present
  8. 8. Do you have an e-portfolio?
  9. 9. Portfolio on Google Sites
  10. 10. Portfolio on Google Sites
  11. 11. USE (FREE) TOOLS AVAILABLEGoogle Tools ● Google Docs ● Google Calendar ● Picasa (photo editing and sharing) ● Google Analytics ● Google AlertsOther Tools ● ● PBworks (wiki) ● (URL shortener) ● (URL shortener) ● social media & networks
  12. 12. What tools do you use in your career?
  13. 13. GET OUT THERE Attend cheap/free events, trainings and meetups.Attend national & local conferences.
  14. 14. GET INVOLVEDApply to various library programs & initiatives. Get involved with local and national associations & groups.
  15. 15. KEEP UPDATED Keep up with library land (and the world).listservs, blogs, LinkedIn, RSS, Google Alerts check library association sites regularly
  16. 16. BE PREPAREDUpdate your resume/CV regularly.
  18. 18. GO BEYOND YOUR JOB TITLE Be creative with your name tag
  19. 19. CREATE BUSINESS CARDS● Vistaprint● Moo cards● Local print shop● Print your own on-demand
  20. 20. TAKE THE INITIATIVEPropose ideas, start projects, see what happens.
  21. 21. Revisit GoalsMake 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:
  22. 22. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONETake 1 step towards 1 SMART goal
  23. 23. ResourcesPublish & Present: Out There: Updated: Search: - LinkedIns Job Seekers webinarrecording
  24. 24. Questions?Presentation slides and resources: People Interact ~ Its about people.______________________________________________________________________________________ Our Services: Outcome-Based Evaluation | Unconferences | Leadership & Career Development