Save your dates for a popular workshop returning for another round! Registration coming soon.

PART ONE: June 12 6-8 pm
PART TWO: July 10 6-8 pm
LOCATION: Alameda County Law Library in Oakland

These are tough times, but librarians, archivists and other information professionals possess many marketable skills that may be easily adapted to access, organize and unlock the value within the paper, digital and knowledge information assets for their organization or their clients.

The workshop offers practical advice to help information professionals assess and expand their existing skill sets and develop new areas of expertise to broaden their career potential, maximize their earnings in their current position or gain that competitive edge for landing their next job.

In the first session we will identify and discuss those skill sets that are in the greatest demand in the library/information world.  Presenters Deb Hunt and David Grossman will also examine alternative jobs and potential career paths for librarians and information professionals contemplating a career change or transitioning into a non-traditional role.  Workshop attendees will develop their own customized action plan to identify, augment and acquire those new skills that will provide their ticket to expanded career growth, increased compensation and greater career satisfaction.

In this follow-up session, we will explore a variety of settings outside the library realm where information professionals are working and thriving.  The presenters will draw upon their own experiences and present case studies of librarians and former librarians who have successfully taken a great leap forward or upward in their career or transitioned into a less traditional or alternative career path.  The presenters will identify the many “personas” used by the most successful librarians/information professionals in our profession.  Workshop attendees will develop their talking points, “elevator speech” and other communication skills that will help them get to “yes” and consistently prove their value to their organization.

Stay tuned for a notice about registering for this workshop.