Untraveled Journeys, Unmapped Destinations: Finding Your Own Path to Leadership and Career Fulfillment (B4)

Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator/Moderator/Speaker: Kim Nayyer, University of Victoria
Moderator/Speaker: Kristin Hodgins, Government of British Columbia
Speakers: Femi Cadmus, Cornell University Law Library; Tina Ching, Seattle University School of Law; Connie Crosby, Crosby Group Consulting; Gregory Lambert, Jackson Walker LLP; David Mao; Coco Nijhoff, University of Westminster Regent Library; Ronald Wheeler, Boston University

Tracks: General or Core Programs; Library Management

Economic uncertainties and a host of disruptive forces raise questions and concerns about career and advancement opportunities in law librarianship. As structures change, technologies develop, and skills evolve, where do fulfilling career and leadership opportunities fit in? If traditional opportunities seem limited, take heed of the exciting and innovative ways that colleagues have disrupted traditional paths. Some created roles where none existed. Some shifted their own focus. Others simply swung for the fences. In this participatory, workshop-style session, study, ask them about, and learn from their innovations, professional reflections, and strategies—and then create your own. Note: Presenters will share and discuss their experiences with attendee groups, rather than as a panel.

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