Stand Out and Be Outstanding: Fearlessly Leading Your Library Career
What does it mean to lead and be recognized as a leader in the library profession? And what exactly is a rock star librarian, anyway? This session will spark an exchange of ideas about what it means to stand out- and be outstanding- in the library field. A panel of motivated librarians who have participated in California's Eureka! Leadership Program and/or the ALA Emerging Leaders Program will share their innovative paths to leadership, including strategies for being a leader in any position, taking risks, and balancing personal and professional priorities. The panel will also engage participants in a candid discussion of:
- Seeing the big picture in your library career
- Standing out from the crowd: why visibility matters
- Being a 'rock star': help or hindrance?
- Haters gonna hate: dealing with backlash
Join us in this interactive session to gain ideas for cultivating your leadership role in the library field, and sound off about what you think defines a true library leader.
Presenters: Yemila Alvarez, Allison Tran, Martha Camacho, Cen Campbell, Dolly Goyal, Genesis Hansen, Patrick "PC" Sweeney
Format: Panel Discussion
Types of libraries:
- Career Advice
- Professional Development
- Trends and Forecasting
Additional comments: Recently, librarian blogs and social media outlets have been buzzing with the topic of leadership and image in the library field.
We seek to bring this current and relevant conversation into a physical space where participants can exchange a variety of viewpoints face-to-face, and come away with new perspectives and ideas.