People Interact

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

Tag Archives: career development

It’s October, Halloween, Fall, and Back to School/Career Development

Hello OctoberSkeletons, witches, pumpkins, haystacks, apple cider, pumpkin spice, and everything nice. It’s October (and almost Halloween) and Fall is here (sorta, it doesn’t quite feel like it yet here in the NYC metro area). Either way, it’s back to school.

Here are some ideas to get you started on your career development this Fall:

  • Search and add: Now that the summer lull is over, look for meetups, conferences, workshops, and networking events of interest and add them to your calendar.
  • Chat and catch up over [insert beverage of choice]: Reconnect with your colleagues after the summer months. Schedule coffee (or hot chocolate or apple cider or tea – the options are limitless) meetings.
  • Brush off the cobwebs: Update your LinkedIn profile and your master resume.
  • Career plan strategically: Check out our career & professional development blog posts and our leadership & career development presentations.
  • Check in: Make a list of upcoming projects and work, so you have a better idea of what’s on your plate for the next few months or year and know what continuing education and professional development opportunities you can do energy- and time-wise.

 

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March 29th Designing a Library Career Strategy at Library 2.017

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Join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30PM EST for Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities at Library 2.017 Expertise, Competencies and Careers.

Your Career Strategy: 2017 Career Goals

Happy 2017! It’s a new year and it’s a good time to revisit your career strategy.

2017

In many of our leadership and career development presentations, we talk about self-assessment and career strategy.

Self-assessment:

  • Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.
  • Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.

Career strategy:

  • Keep in mind that people, professional brand, and online presence are three important aspects of your career strategy.

What are your 2017 career goals?

September 27th SCRLC Webinar – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

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Online Resources

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 

Keep Updated:
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
NMC Horizon Reports – http://www.nmc.org/publication-type/horizon-report/

Career:
LISCareer – http://www.liscareer.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
Library & Information Science Transferable Competencies –https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/2595#.V8WGACgrLNM
Emerging Career Trends for Information Professional -http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/publications/emerging-career-trends-information-professionals-snapshot-job-titles 


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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.