People Interact

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

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Library Career Transitions, Consulting, and Coming Full Circle

IMG_1231I (my partner in crime couldn’t make it) enjoyed speaking about our consulting work at the last month’s panel discussion on Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Transitioning to Another Type of Library, organized by SLA-NY and hosted by Baruch College. There were lots of interesting discussions and conversations about library career transitions, career strategies, and trends. It was great to meet new faces and reconnect with old ones.

The whoa! moment that evening was when I first stepped into the room where the panel was going to take place. It hit me that this was the same exact room that Sandra and I were in for a SLA-NY Future Ready event back in 2011 where we decided to get creative with our name tags and put aspiring consultant. Five years later, I was in the very same room, talking about how we got into consulting. Talk about coming full circle.

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Are You Future Ready?

We attended SLA President Cindy Romaine’s talk at CUNY Baruch College yesterday. Cindy had some very interesting ideas about the future of the library and the information profession. Her main message is that we need a strategy on how to change. Her four vehicles to be future ready are collaboration, alignment, adaptable skills and community.

SLA is looking for your input and ideas through the Future Ready 365 blog. We’re going to submit a post and we hope you will too.