ALA Spectrum Scholar Interest Group Committee
The Spectrum Scholars Interest Group Presents..FYI: First Year Impressions (and Confessions)Saturday, June 26, 20108:30am-10amRm 147-B Washington Convention CenterNew-to-the-job library professionals tell all in this candid discussion on professional expectations and realities. Whether you're in the market for your first, next, or best job, this program will give you the low down on leadership, personal success, and advancing your career in academic, public, and school libraries.
Reinvent Your Professional Identity: Maximizing Job Opportunities During a Down-turned Economy
1:30-3:00pm, Sunday 7/12, Palmer House Salon XII
In this challenging economic climate, librarians may need to be flexible in their career pursuits. How can new or experienced librarians recreate their professional image to make a career change and take advantage of the diverse opportunities available within librarianship? Join a talented group of ALA Spectrum Scholars who have undergone their own professional identity makeovers for a discussion on effective ways to market yourself when your job experience and available job opportunities don't quite match-up.
Speakers: Jade Alburo, Librarian for Southeast Asian Studies, Oceania Australia & New Zealand and Religion Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA; Floyd G. Council Sr., Regional Branch Manager, Julia Davis Regional Branch Library, St. Louis Public Library; Lorena Mata, Librarian, Evergreen Valley College Library, San Jose, CA; Neely Tang, Public Services Librarian, Management Library of the Johnson School, Cornell University