The Career-Savvy Information Professional
November 1 - 30, 2009 (Please note the date on the registration form.)
Are you looking to get back into the library field and need some help
getting up to date on all the new skills and trends? Are you
interested in exploring different kinds of library careers, or looking
to move beyond traditional library jobs? Have you recently entered the
job market and are eager to learn ways you can stand out from the many
other job applicants? Or would you just like to learn how to become a
savvy career professional? If so, or if you'd just like to be sure
your skills are keeping up with new developments in the LIS field,
then this workshop is for you.
As a participant in this workshop, you will build a personal career
plan. First, learn how to assess your current skills and compare them
with expectations in today's LIS job market; next, identify the
transferable skills you bring to a desired position; and finally,
create a plan to address any potential gaps.
Workshop topics will include career opportunities within all types of
libraries, as well as alternatives to traditional library jobs. We
will cover online career research tools and show ways you can
structure and organize your career search process. We will also help
you develop individualized strategies for updating your resume and new
networking techniques to advance your career search, such as
conducting effective informational interviews, researching and
reaching out to employers, and broadening your professional network.
Lastly, you will find out about a broad array of LIS professional
development resources, including an optional workshop module that will
help you develop and practice your skills with web 2.0 technologies.
Faculty:Kelly Jo Woodside, Information Literacy Librarian, Simmons
College; [log in to unmask], and Cheryl Kohen, Career Resource
Librarian, Simmons College; [log in to unmask]
Nonprint Media Services Library
301-405-9236 fax 301-314-9419
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