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Project Management for Librarians: Upcoming Workshop

In case you missed our initial announcement last month, we’re doing a METRO workshop titled Getting Started in Project Management for Librarians. Join us on Tuesday, June 7th from 10am-1pm. Register at http://metro.org/events/743/.

Whether you’re organizing an event, renovating or rearranging a space, creating a program, or implementing a grant, you’re managing a project. Project management can help you manage projects more effectively and efficiently. Learn tools and techniques for successfully planning, organizing, and administering projects. To best respond to the constantly changing library world we will be sharing principles and concepts from design thinking and agile project management.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Receive a basic overview of iterative and agile-like project management from a design thinking perspective
  • Gain knowledge to successfully manage a project cycle from start to finish through hands-on activities and exercises
  • Receive a project management toolkit
  • Learn about tools, strategies, and techniques to manage projects and teams better

Register at http://metro.org/events/743/.

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Getting Started in Project Management: A Workshop for Librarians

Join us at METRO on Tuesday, June 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

RSVP page: http://metro.org/events/743/

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Whether you’re organizing an event, renovating or rearranging a space, creating a program, or implementing a grant, you’re managing a project. Project management can help you manage projects more effectively and efficiently. Learn tools and techniques for successfully planning, organizing, and administering projects. To best respond to the constantly changing library world we will be sharing principles and concepts from design thinking and agile project management.

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Receive a basic overview of iterative and agile-like project management from a design thinking perspective
  • Gain knowledge to successfully manage a project cycle from start to finish through hands-on activities and exercises
  • Receive a project management toolkit
  • Learn about tools, strategies, and techniques to manage projects and teams better

Fees for this workshop are $30 for METRO, myMETRO, and ESLN Members. $60 for Non-members.

RSVP page: http://metro.org/events/743/

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

* If you haven’t done so, please take a few minutes to share your feedback about this Library 2.013 conference presentation.

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


OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN: RESEARCH REPORTS AND RESOURCES

IFLA Trend Report – http://trends.ifla.org/insights-document

Global Librarian – http://globallibrarian.org/

Information Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways – http://sils.unc.edu/sites/default/files/news/Information-Professionals-2050.pdf

Library and Information Science Trends and Research: Asia-Oceania – http://books.google.com/books/about/Library_and_Information_Science_Trends_a.html?id=6W7QMi6xGPQC

Breaking the Barriers of Time and Space: The Dawning of the Great Age of Librarians – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257492/


RESOURCES

Publish & Present:
Woodhead & Chandos publishing – http://www.woodheadpublishing.com
Information Today – http://books.infotoday.com

Keep Updated:
ALA Mailing Lists – http://lists.ala.org/sympa
Library Link of the Day – http://www.tk421.net/librarylink
LIS Trends – http://listrends.blogspot.com
Slashdot – http://slashdot.org
LibGuides – http://libguides.com

Career:
LISCareer – http://www.liscareer.com
Library Job Postings – http://www.libraryjobpostings.org
I Need a Library Job – http://inalj.com
LinkedIn’s Job Seekers webinars – http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29245941
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 Professionals Special Interest Group – http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars


BOOKS

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!

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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.

Objectives:

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.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://bit.ly/lisachow
http://bit.ly/sajonas

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

New Year’s Resolution: What’s Your Career Strategy?

It’s a new year. Let’s talk about your career and your career strategy.

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

  1. Self-assessment: Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis and set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.
  2. Career strategy: People, professional brand, and online presence are three important aspects of your career strategy.

Here are some ideas and resources (from our presentations and blog posts) to get you started: