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UXLink Virtual Conference

UXLink: A virtual event by UX people for those in and interested in UX.

Thursday, May 12th 2016 – 1pm eastern US

Finally, an affordable UX conference. Click here for the early bird $40 registration.

The website is looking a bit skimpy but hopefully more information will be shared as the conference draws near.

2014 METRO Annual Conference Recap

metropolitan new york library council logoThe 2014 METRO Annual Conference kicked off with a keynote presentation by Jessamyn West where she talked about libraries, information, technology, and projects like the Open Library. The rest of the day consisted of 30-minute project briefing sessions with many opportunities to meet and connect with colleagues.

Some highlights:

NYPLarcade is like a book discussion, but for video games. It’s about promoting game literacy.

NYPL TechConnectNYPL TechConnect program offers technology classes in over 80 NYPL branches. In order to develop the program to transform technology training services/classes, part of the process involved asking three questions: What do we start, what do we stop, and what do we continue.  NYPL continues to evaluate the program by talking to both staff and patrons (Yes! Someone else understands the importance of getting feedback from both groups) and understands that it’s about asking the right questions – “Don’t ask questions that you can’t action.”

Library 2.013 – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

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Update 10/30/13Recording of the presentation is now available.


IFLA Trend Report –

Global Librarian –

Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways –

Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Asia-Oceania –

Breaking the Barriers of Time and Space: The Dawning of the Great Age of Librarians –


Publish & Present:
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Information Today –

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ALA Mailing Lists –
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LISCareer –
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Career Strategy Books

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Career Q&A: A Librarian’s Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career by Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen

Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks and Build An Incredible Career by Jocelyn K. Glei

Managing Brand You by Jerry S. Wilson and Ira Blumenthal

One Person, Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success by Marci Alboher

Just in case you missed it – We’re presenting @ Library 2.013 Conference!


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

Session Title: Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

Target Audience(s): Library school students, new librarians, mid-career librarians

Session Description: Speakers will share results of a survey completed by librarians around the world and discuss the evolving roles, opportunities and career requirements of information professionals today. As the information world transitions into the 21st century, so too must information professionals. For anyone making a transition, whether you are a recent library school graduate, job hunting, changing jobs or advancing your career, this session will cover the current lay of libraryland, the evolution of the profession, and what this means for librarians.


1. Participants will conduct an individualized career analysis.
2. Participants will receive an overview of new and evolving roles of librarians.
3. Participants will be equipped with practical career strategies for keeping their skills current with the shifting profession.

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Strand: Library and Information Professionals – Evolving Roles and Opportunities  – “2.013Evolving”