Personal Strategic Planning: Creating A Vision-Driven Career

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)

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Web Seminar

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Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members - $60  
Register by March 24.


Have you thought about what you want in your career and how to achieve it? In a recent study conducted with librarians, it was determined that many librarians don't t have a clear professional or personal vision statement. Learning how to strategically focus your energy and resources, and properly set goals can help you lead a purposeful life and build a foundation for a fulfilling career. In this fun and transformative webinar, participants will explore the why, what, and how of personal strategic planning, and learn how to develop a plan for both professional and personal success. Participants will also learn techniques to modify habits and counter procrastination. This webinar will benefit law librarians and legal information professionals at any point in their careers.

Attendees will learn:

  • to craft compelling professional and life vision statements
  • the benefits of career goal setting
  • how to develop professional and life goals using the S.M.A.R.T. method


Leo Lo
Associate University Librarian 
Old Dominion University Libraries 

Leo joined Old Dominion University as Associate University Librarian in 2016. Previously, he was the Head of McLure Education Library at University of Alabama, and the Research and Development Librarian at Kansas State University. Leo holds an M.L.I.S. from Florida State University, and a M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Hollins University. His first feature screenplay, “Rock Paper Scissors”, was placed as a Top 10 Finalists in the 2009 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. On Leo’s 40th birthday, he set out a 5 year plan to accomplish 45 things before he turns 45. From traveling the globe, to conquering his fears, to living a healthy lifestyle, he seeks to live life with curiosity, compassion, and a sense of humor.  Leo's research includes library assessment, the use of narrative in education, communication, leadership, and organizational development. He has published and presented on a wide range of topics including information literacy, reference services, distance education, narrative structure in learning and communication, human resources, and wellness in librarianship.

Deborah Schander Research Services Librarian & Lecturer in Law
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