People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Library 2.017 – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

Library 2.017 – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities 

Slides on Slideshare –
https://www.slideshare.net/lchow23/library-2017-librarians-in-the-21st-century-designing-a-career-strategy-for-evolving-roles-and-opportunities 

Resources

Publish & Present:
Chandos Publishing
Information Today
Libraries Unlimited

Keep Updated:
ALA Mailing Lists
Library Link of the Day
Library Trends
LibraryScienceList.com
NMC Horizon Reports

Career:
LISCareer
Alternative LIS Job Titles
Free Online Courses
IFLA New Librarians Webinars
Library & Information Science Transferable Competencies 
Emerging Career Trends for Information Professionals


Thanks to Library 2.017 and everyone for attending. We got some great questions during the presentation, so we’re sharing them here.

Q: Can you share a list of the usability groups that you connected with?
A: In 2014, we founded the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) User Experience (UX) Special Interest Group (SIG) to provide a collaborative environment for librarians, libraries, etc. who are working toward creating a user-friendly environment. More information about the SIG as well as resources including usability groups. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 9th.

Q: I’m interested in the idea of freelancing – is there another session about how to get started there…
A: This is probably the first time we’ve been asked this question. We talk about how we got started in consulting in a recently published book, Career Transitions for Librarians, edited by colleagues Ray Pun and Davis Erin Anderson. Read more about our story and the book here. Feel free to contact us with more specific questions.

Q: Can you expand on what is in your e-portfolio?
A: Our e-portfolios are an expansion of our resumes/CVs and are more interactive and visual. Our e-portfolios are linked from our About page. We do presentations focused specifically on e-portfolios, so let us know if that would be something of interest to you or your group. Feel free to contact us with more specific questions.

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