Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

Your Name and Title: Lisa Chow, ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal Mover & Shaker

Library, School, or Organization Name: People Interact

Co-Presenter Name(s): Sandra Sajonas, ALA Emerging Leader and Library Journal Mover & Shaker

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Northeast/NY metro area, United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Library school students, new librarians, mid-career librarians

Short Session Description (one line): Speakers will share and discuss the evolving roles, opportunities and career requirements of information professionals today around the world.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): As the information world transitions into the 21st century, so too must information professionals. For anyone making a transition, whether you are a recent library school graduate, job hunting, changing jobs or advancing your career, this session will cover the current lay of libraryland, the evolution of the profession, and what this means for librarians.

Objectives:

1. Participants will conduct an individualized career analysis.

2. Participants will receive an overview of new and evolving roles of librarians.

2. Participants will be equipped with practical career strategies for keeping their skills current with the shifting profession.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://peopleinteract.wordpress.com

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