Eager to connect with other information professionals but not sure where to start? Strategize your professional development and networking with the help of two early-career librarians who have been there!
Brianna Marshall and Michael Rodriguez will share tips based on stories of their own professional development experiences—good, bad, and comical. Discover how to drive meaningful online engagement through social media and blogging, build long-distance working relationships, arrange professional meet-ups and online gatherings, mentor, and be mentored.
Get tips on pursuing career-enhancing skills, publishing or presenting your work, landing freelance gigs, and thinking outside the library box. Learn how to develop personalized goals, and then align your professional activities to achieve strategic and short-term objectives. By the end of this training, you will be prepared to collaborate and connect with fellow library professionals to build exciting, multifaceted careers.
Original broadcast May 24, 2016
Michael Rodriguez ~ Biography
Michael Rodriguez is the E-Learning Librarian at Hodges University, with the faculty rank of Assistant Professor. He manages the library’s digital services and resources, meaning the library website, library systems, and 160-plus databases. He also teaches and tutors students. Michael blogs and runs social media for the national Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), writes for Library Journal, and delivers professional training and consulting on copyright and technologies. He is an avid kayaker.
Brianna Marshall ~ Biography
Brianna Marshall is a librarian and technologist interested in developing library services to support research and scholarship. She is currently Digital Curation Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she leads the interdisciplinary group Research Data Services, manages UW’s institutional repository, and coordinates campus community-building efforts around digital scholarship, including the UW Openness Meetup and the UW Digital Humanities Research Network. She was managing editor of the blog Hack Library School from 2012-2014 and is the current editor for the LITA blog. Brianna presents locally and nationally on topics related to technology and libraries.