Impostor Syndrome: The Plague (or Good Fortune) of the Smart Professional (B2)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Speakers: Cynthia Bassett, University of Missouri School of Law Library; Kristyn Seo Taff, University of Minnesota Law School; Kenneth Hirsh, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Talk to any smart and successful professional and you’ll hear the same story—Impostor Syndrome. First defined in the 1970s by psychologists Imes and Clance, Impostor Syndrome is that feeling of anxiety that you really don’t know what you are doing, you only got where you are by luck, and everyone will soon find out that you are a fraud. Sound familiar? These are feelings that live and thrive in the darkness; this program will seek to throw some light on them. The program will feature successful people who have struggled with and managed Impostor Syndrome and explain how other librarians can do the same.

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