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Career Planning for Early Career Librarians: Finding Your Own Way! - Shared screen with speaker view
Colleen Quinn
34:48
So if you have been working as a librarian for 1 - 7 years, you are an early career librarian!
Colleen Quinn
36:43
Please make sure you are sending your chat to All panelists and attendees, so everyone can see your chats! :)
Colleen Quinn
37:38
If you have any questions during the webinar, please post them here in the chat!
Colleen Quinn
40:26
Hi Stephanie, would you mind changing your message from All panelists to All panelists and attendees? I'm sure your fellow attendees would benefit from your comments as well :)
Stephanie Garrett
40:52
I have heard that women often underestimate their qualifications, whereas men will overestimate.When it doubt, tick it off.
Rose Octelene
42:02
Love the table idea. I will definitely try that
Colleen Quinn
43:01
Thanks for your question, Elaine!
Megan Rupe
43:12
Going off of that, what advice do you have for someone who does have experience doing work that meets the qualifications but doesn't necessairly have the title to reflect it?
Veronica Nargi
43:29
Should you still apply for jobs that say specifically it's for a mid-career level librarian position? Or don't even bother?
Keirstin Winslow
43:46
@Megan Rupe ...good question!
Colleen Quinn
45:09
Thank you for your questions! We will try to answer as many as we can during Q&A
Megan Rupe
45:54
@Rose and others: one thing I do while drafting cover letters is copy the qualifications into my cover letter and then work from those. It keeps me from forgetting the qualifications!
Colleen Quinn
46:35
Excellent idea, Megan!
Jenn Monnin
47:23
Do you have any resources for building your portfolio? Or any best practices for what to include?
Denise Loiacano
48:53
In NY we must take tests through civil service. Our scores determine if we are eligible for an interview. Do any of you go through a similar experience in your states?
Rose Octelene
49:07
what are some job search engines you recommend? i currently use metro, ala, sla, indeed, idealist and INALJ. I wonder if there's any other resources we can use while on the job hunt.
Mimosa Shah
49:37
In Illinois there's RAILS (Reach Aross Illinois Library System) jobs' board: https://www.railslibraries.info/jobs
Megan Rupe
49:43
@Rose, you might see if your regional or state library associations have job boards.
Mariah Wahl
49:55
When researching your hiring committee, what kind of information should you focus on (their work experience, publications, etc?) How much information is too much, and when does it become disingenuous to work their career into your interview?
Hannah Chapman Tripp
50:27
@Rose, also get on listservs. Not only NMRT but other specialized listservs as well.
Mimosa Shah
50:35
@Mariah, I think any publications included in a journal or for peer review are useful, as well as links on their website.
Colleen Quinn
53:09
Please be sure to send you message to All panelists and attendees!
Kim Bailey
57:12
I apologize resending to all panelists & attendees: What type of things do you committees like to see in portfolios?
Stephanie Garrett
01:00:20
If you're not afraid to "fake it 'til you make it," it is doubtful you will ever stretch yourself to actually "make it."
Stephanie Garrett
01:00:56
Correction" If you "are" afraid...
Chelsea Misquith
01:05:12
For early career academic librarians, what are some ways to signal that you are interested in taking on more leadership-oriented responsibilities?
Rose Octelene
01:06:49
yes i agree to silence/control the negative thoughts in your mind. i find myself questioning myself while applying for jobs, do i even qualify for this position?! but i agree, we've all made it this far, so think of your accomplishments everyone. You got this
Jenn Monnin
01:07:21
What was the name of that book again? I missed it.
Kim Bailey
01:08:05
@Rose thank you! I’m a student & imposter syndrome is a constant for me right now
Shannon Jones
01:08:06
The simplest answer I can give you is to ask for what you want. Also, make the people around you aware of your desire to serve. That is whether its at work or within the local community
Hannah Chapman Tripp
01:08:07
We'll be sharing resources as well!
Colleen Quinn
01:08:35
Negative Self-Talk and How to Change ItBook by Shad Helmstetter
Jenn Monnin
01:08:47
@Colleen Thanks!
Shannon Jones
01:08:51
https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Talk-Your-Self/dp/1501171992/ref=sr_1_3?crid=P6A72WKT8Y1I&keywords=shad+helmstetter&qid=1583260662&sprefix=shad+he%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-3
Chelsea Misquith
01:09:02
Awesome. Thank you, Shannon!
Shannon Jones
01:09:15
The book is what to say when you talk to your self by Shad Helmstetter
Colleen Quinn
01:09:40
Thanks, Shannon!
Stephanie Garrett
01:11:01
My mentor is the person who provides me the most encouragement in getting past imposter syndrome.
Carrie Mastley
01:11:34
Mentors rock. I still communicate with my mentor from my practicum semester and with my former supervisor.
Laura Tadena
01:13:03
One of the most recent books that I have read around mentorship (or other options to mentorship) is Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams (chapter 4). She talks about other ways to get advice and build a network of support.
Rose Octelene
01:13:37
thank you laura
Anita Meyers
01:18:23
Will a list of all the resources mentioned be available after the session?
Colleen Quinn
01:18:43
Yes - we will share them with you along with answers to your questions
Min Liu
01:22:26
Does anyone have experience with civil service libraries? Or suggestions for how to make yourself a stronger candidate other than the exams?
Michele Atwater
01:22:39
Great, thanks so much!
Michele Atwater
01:23:01
Looking forward to resources and links...
Joyce Bryant Angelucci
01:23:54
oh, the hip hop version!
Michele Atwater
01:24:06
LoL
Rose Octelene
01:24:24
audio is going in and out
Rose Octelene
01:24:30
unclear
Lynn Maaiki
01:24:42
What are your thoughts on taking a para-professional job after already having a MLS. The idea being just to get your foot in the door.
Stefani Baldivia
01:26:55
Hello, regarding ALA accreditation does a UK equivalent work as well?
LaQuanda Onyemeh
01:27:33
narnat@uncc.edu Contact Info
LaQuanda Onyemeh
01:27:59
Nornat@uncc.edu
LaQuanda Onyemeh
01:28:04
Correction
Megan Rupe
01:28:33
That was me!
LaQuanda Onyemeh
01:28:49
Joneshan@musc.edu Shannon Jones
Hannah Chapman Tripp
01:28:53
Do you have clarification, Megan?
HannahChapman Tripp
01:29:29
What is the best way to get grant writing experience?
Megan Rupe
01:29:31
I have the MLIS and my responsibilities at work include librarian things, but my title is library assistant
Megan Rupe
01:30:27
I'm worried that my title is hurting my chances.
Hannah Chapman Tripp
01:30:43
Thanks for the feedback, Jenn! We will share resources and a recording!
Colleen Quinn
01:30:46
Thank you all for commenting! We will follow up with answers and resources
Caterina Reed
01:31:11
I used to work in career services and I know a graduate student who was able to land an "Associate Director" job and they just converted it to an Assistant Director job since she had the qualifications and specialized knowledge.
Joyce Bryant Angelucci
01:32:02
yes! show her the money!
Justine Osterman
01:32:15
What strategies can a new librarian employ to avoid being pigeonholed into particular area of librarianship early on? Like if having to work full-time/school has prevented a person from taking on a lot of internships relevant to their area of interest
Joyce Bryant Angelucci
01:33:35
Thank you all, and our moderator, for such a great webinar!
Michele Atwater
01:33:37
Many Thanks!
Kim Bailey
01:33:44
thank you
Michele Fenton
01:33:45
Thanks
Rose Octelene
01:33:48
thank you ladies this was great. hopefully there's another session
Justine Osterman
01:33:52
Thank you for time!
Marcos Rivera
01:33:53
Thanks y'all!
Caterina Reed
01:33:57
@Justine - yes, I have the same question!
Stefani Baldivia
01:33:59
Thank you so much everyone!
Lynn Maaiki
01:34:01
Shannon will you share contact info
Michelle Greenaway
01:34:03
Thank you! This has been so helpful and interesting
LaQuanda Onyemeh
01:34:04
great job y'all! thank you so much!
Caterina Reed
01:34:06
Thank you all!
Megan Rupe
01:34:07
Thank you for your time!
Anita Meyers
01:34:07
Thanks for all the information and advice!
Laura Miller
01:34:16
Thank you all!
Shannon Jones
01:34:17
joneshan@musc.edu
April James
01:34:18
Thank you.
Hannah Chapman Tripp
01:34:34
Thank you!
Sarah Norrell
01:34:36
Thank you!
Colleen Quinn
01:34:58
Thank you everyone!