Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Think about:  Communication  Decision Making  Creative Thinking/Strategic Problem Solving  Collaboration  Ethics  Continuous Learning/Professional Development

Professionalism & Leadership at Every Level

Impostor Syndrome: The Plague of the Smart Professional

Talk to any smart and successful person and you'll hear the same story - impostor syndrome. First defined in the 1970's 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 is soon to find out that you are a fraud. Sound familiar? These are feelings that live and thrive in the darkness; this program ...more »

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The Dark Side of FOIA

In the currently polarized political climate, activists have been using FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and similar tools as a means of both achieving policy goals and intimidating speech. FOIA has been regularly used by social and environmental justice activists to expose or uncover unseemly governmental action. Now FOIA and similar tools are being used by alt-right activists to "dox" or otherwise expose individuals ...more »

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Changing Career Paths

From the unique demands of academic, firm, and government work settings, to the difference between public and technical services, there are many different career paths in law librarianship. Transitioning across positions or work environments can seem daunting, but law librarians do it all the time. We propose a panel of librarians who have made significant career pivots to speak about these changes, the challenges they ...more »

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Keeping it current: Relating to & leading new(er) librarians

Librarians with many years of experience managing libraries often express a desire to stay connected to new librarians and learn how to cultivate their new and innovative ideas. At annual meetings, it is overheard that library managers and experienced librarians feel very disconnected from new(er) librarians. In fact, library directors and managers often do not know what new(er) librarians expect from them especially ...more »

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But I Don't Want to Be a Manager

There's an assumption that in order to ascend the ladder of success, one must take on the role of managing people, but what if it's not for you? Maybe you know that managing others is not a good fit for your lifestyle or personality or maybe you've tried it and felt like a failure. How do you move forward in your career, continue to learn and grow, take on new responsibilities, and stay engaged? Panelists will discuss ...more »

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Not my pay grade? Discovering the priorities of your association

The best way to prove value is to show how library services fit within the priorities of your organization. Sometimes those are obvious - but other times, librarians aren't informed directly about institutional priorties. This program will help you discover your organization's stated and tacit priorities and design services to match.

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Why our metadata is not obsolete

Presenting an argument by creators of systematic metadata (formerly "catalogers"), that our tools of metadata creations (RDA, LCC and LCSH), formerly called "cataloging standards" are still relevant, and often significant advantages to users in retrieving materials, compared to free-text (with no metadata) or uncontrolled non-systematic metadata. The program will demonstrate how our tools for description of resources, ...more »

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Finding the right balance. Is there one?

This program would focus on the continuing debate between Open Access to Information and Privacy. Should all information be accessible? Are we talking government information? Criminal Records? Social Media? Death Records? Should all public data remain public? Is there a delicate balance access and privacy? Do we need to be better educated on how we complete profiles and what we make publicly available? Is it user education? ...more »

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