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Seven Strategies for Creating Career Opportunities (ALA Editions Workshop)
Kim Dority
Item Number: 1541-9038
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $55.00
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A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

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Seven Strategies for Creating Career Opportunities (ALA Editions Workshop)
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, August 14, 2014, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

In this workshop, consultant, professor and LIS career coach Kim Dority will offer you concrete strategies and solutions for how to create career opportunities for yourself in a field where many are anxious about the future of the profession as libraries continue to face severe budget cuts.

This workshop will identify the seven strategies that will enable you to recognize and prepare for current and emerging LIS career opportunities. You will learn skills that will allow you to integrate these strategies into your daily professional activities and help you take a strong, proactive role in shaping your career.

The seven strategies that you’ll learn include how to:

  • Become opportunistic
  • Get visible
  • Monitor your environment
  • Be prepared to act
  • Take the initiative
  • Impress colleagues and employers
  • Stay passionately curious

About the Instructor

Kim Dority is the founder and president of Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company focusing on research, writing, editing, information process design, and publishing. She has worked in academia, publishing, telecommunications, and the library fields, as well as in for-profit and nonprofit settings for both established companies and start-ups. She is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Denver MLIS program, where she created and teaches a course on alternative career paths for LIS students and practitioners. Dority is the author of dozens of articles and several books on library and information science career topics.


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