Steering Your Career Through the Vast Waters of Librarianship: Career Management in An Age of Change and Uncertainty
Conference Booklet Description: “Whether new to the profession of a seasoned veteran, taking charge of your career is vital. Learn to sail on your own before circumstances and the waves of change take hold by attending this session which introduced participants to career and professional development resources available. Learn to leverage existing relationships, develop and maintain connections to other key professionals, and develop a plan of action for staying where you are or moving to where you want to go. At whatever stage you find yourself, this session will re-energize your passion for the profession and make the most of your skills and talents.”
My Thoughts: This was one of my favorite sessions because obviously, I will have to look for a professional position within the next year or so. And boy, am I nervous about it. Haha. This session really gave me a heads up as far as how important networking can be to a career in librarianship. It is also important to develop a personal plan of action, something I am good at doing short term but could work a little more on in regards to long term goals. Key elements that were discussed were curiosity, preparation, persistence and networking.
Something that came up during the discussion was publishing for tenure. Does anyone have thoughts on this?