Opportunities abound for working professionals committed to expanding their professional knowledge and connections outside of the workplace. Time and resources are limited, however, so it’s often difficult to prioritize among various options. After defining what’s available by way of networking and professional development, we’ll consider how discerning librarians can assess and prioritize opportunities to provide the fuel necessary to forward their professional growth.

In this session, we will cover important information on:

  • Identifying relevant goals and strategies for networking and professional development activities;
  • Optimizing your use of offline and online tools; and
  • Tips for networking at events with style and ease;


Original broadcast November 15, 2016

Mitchell Friedman ~ Biography
Enthusiastic. Authentic. Caring. Knowledgeable. Insightful. People have used these terms to describe Dr. Mitchell Friedman as he’s engaged in diverse professional endeavors over the last three decades.

Dr. Friedman has thrived as a senior-level administrator in graduate degree programs; a career development impresario who has helped individuals land meaningful internships, full-time, and part-time work; a strategic communications strategist, tactician, coach, and trainer; and a university instructor.

He earned a Doctorate in Education (EdD) with a focus on organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Friedman has two degrees in history, an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. He’s also Accredited in Public Relations (APR).