"Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities" Keynote Presentation at September 2015 KLA/KASL Kentucky Library Association Special Library Section in Louisville, Kentucky
September 2015 KLA/KASL Conference - Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities
Librarians in the 21st Century:
Designing a Career Strategy for
Evolving Roles and Opportunities
Partner, People Interact Consultancy
September 18, 2015
2015 KLA/KASL Joint Conference Special Library
● 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
● Think tech. The profession and information is going
● Be a part of the team. The information professional works
Attend cheap/free events, unconferences,
trainings and meetups.
Attend national and local conferences.
Organize your own event.
GET OUT THERE
Apply to various library programs and initiatives.
Get involved with local and national
associations and groups.
Keep up with library land (and the world).
Influencers, listservs, blogs, LinkedIn,
Google Alerts, Library Trends
● MOOCs (Massive open online
● Continuing education
● 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...
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
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
LibGuides - http://libguides.com
LISCareer - http://www.liscareer.com
Library Job Postings - http://www.libraryjobpostings.org
I Need a Library Job - http://inalj.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
Presentation slides and resources:
DESIGN THINKING AND IMPACT-BASED EVALUATION
UNCONFERENCES FOR ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LEADERSHIP AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT