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Veronica Arellano-Douglas's picture

Reinvent Your Professional Identity: Spectrum Scholars Program at Annual

Sunday, July 12, 2009
11:30 am to 11:30 am, US/Central

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

Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff)'s picture

Huge thanks to Sandy for organizing and facilitating this session - it came together so beautifully you could really see the time and care spent putting it together.  Obviously, our panelists were awesome too -- thank you Floyd, Jade, Lorena and Neely for sharing your experiences in such a thougthful way.  I think this was a tremendously timely and well-delivered session and I could really use the help of SSIG members in helping to organize a webcast version of it.  

Gwendolyn Prellwitz
ALA Office for Diversity & Spectrum Scholarship Program

Gwendolyn Prellwitz Assistant Director, ALA Office for Diversity & Spectrum Scholarship Program