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Reach Your Maximum Career Potential

Reach Your Maximum Career Potential

Take Your Career to the Next Level

The Washington D.C. SLA Chapter presents:

 “Reach Your Maximum Career Potential”

 Sponsored by LexisNexis

Twitter: #sladcjobs

Explore Best Practices and Success Stories You Can Replicate

to Implement Your Career Plan and Secure Your Dream Job 

featuringSLA President Deb Hunt

Do you ever feel stuck in a rut in your current job?  Are you looking for ways to break out and take your career to the next level and beyond?  Do you crave greater satisfaction in your current career?  Do you want to take your career to new heights or in a completely different direction, but don’t know how to get from here to there?  Do you ever wonder how others seem to land all the best jobs?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then “Reach Your Maximum Career Potential” is made just for you.  In our previous webinar titled “Expand Your Career Potential”, we examined the importance of acquiring the right skills to assure career advancement.

In “Reach Your Career Potential”, we look at best practices for career advancement and examine eight case studies where librarians and information professionals have maximized their career potential even in the face of great adversity.

Reach Your Maximum Career Potential” is part of a series of webinar workshops on career development for librarians and information professionals.  Together with longstanding SLA member and co-instructor, David Grossman, Deb Hunt will teach librarians and information professionals the key elements of successful interactions and help webinar participants to construct their personalized plan for career advancement.

At this webinar you will:

ü  Review Our Profession’s Best Practices

ü  Unearth the Fundamentals of 8 Success Stories You Can Replicate

ü  Learn the 5 Secrets of Successful Interactions

ü  Unleash Your Multiple “Front Runner” Personas

ü  Construct and Execute Your 5 Step Career Growth Plan

ü  Investigate 6 Frequently Overlooked Career Paths

ü  Discover 100 Hot Job Titles for MLS/MLIS Grads

ü  Develop Your Strategy to Secure Your Dream Job

ü  Explore 15 Resources for Employment Opportunities

This registration is for the in person viewing hosted at LexisNexis’s DC Office. Seating for the in person viewing is limited, attendees are encouraged to register early. Register in-person here: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=216.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 6:00pm-8pm

6:00 to 6:30 pm Networking

6:30 to 8:00 pm Presentation

Location: LexisNexis 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036 OR Register to attend via webinar: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=218

Closest Metro Station:  Farragut West (Blue, Orange Lines) /Farragut North (Red line)

Price:  Student/Members in Transition/Retired: $20

General Admisstion: $30

Questions contact: Chris Vestal at vicepresident@dc.sla.org

Invest in Yourself! Register today for “Reach Your Maximum Career Potential”

Special Bonus Offer: Register for “Reach Your Maximum Career Potential” today and receive a 33% discount on a Personal Resume Makeover, only $99 with webinar registration. (A $51 savings off the speakers’ regular rate)

Registration for in person viewing: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=216
Registration for Virtual viewing: http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=218

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Job Hunting and Career Growth: an #SLAtalk!

Job Hunting and Career Growth: an #SLAtalk!

Join your SLA colleagues for a Twitter chat about job hunting and career growth on Tuesday, March 5th.  Tag your Tweets with #SLAtalk to be a part of the conversation!

http://slablogger.typepad.com/sla_blog/2013/02/job-hunting-and-career-growth-an-slatalk.html

SLA’s first Twitter chat of 2013 will focus on finding a job, and growing within that role.

Tune-in to enjoy tips from both colleagues and SLA’s vendor partners.

Two sessions will be held so information professionals across the globe can participate at a convenient time.

When:

Tuesday, March 5th

  • Session #1 at 18:30 GMT (1:30 pm Eastern / 10:30 am Pacific)
  • Session #2 at 00:00 GMT (7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific)

[Need time zone help? Go to http://time.is/compare]

Questions to answer:

  1. What’s a successful job hunting method that helped you land you your current job?
  2. What’s a profession-specific way you’ve prepared for an interview that worked for you?
  3. What are key organizational traits you look for during an interview or online job search?
  4. How did you empower yourself to move ahead at your job? or what skills did you learn which led to your career growth?

…or ask your own question/share your own idea related to this topic!

Hashtag:

Tag your answers with #SLAtalk and the number of the question you’re answering.

For those wondering, #SLAchat is now used by the fine folks at Sporting Life Arkansas.

Start thinking with some light reading ahead of time:

Networking for Introverts,” from the March/April ’12 issue of Information Outlook

Future Now: Operation Agility,” from the Jan/Feb ’12 issue of Information Outlook

Dressing Like We Mean It,” from the March ’11 issue of Information Outlook

Not an SLA member? To access these articles, join SLA, or contact us to receive temporary access.

Following the session:

Check back into this SLA Blog post after the #SLAtalk, where we’ll post some of the best ideas that you all have tweeted. Notice your tweet being favorited from @SLAhq? You’re handle and tweet will be posted here!

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Expand Your Career Potential!

Expand Your Career Potential!

The Washington D.C. SLA Chapter presents: “Expand Your Career Potential” featuringSLA President Deb Hunt. Sponsored by LexisNexis.

Twitter: #sladcJobs

Having the right skills is everything in today’s very tight job market.  How can you know which skills are in the greatest demand and how can you acquire the new skills you need for career advancement?

“Expand Your Career Potential” is the first in a series of workshops on career development for librarians and information professionals.  Together with longstanding SLA member and co-instructor, David Grossman, Deb Hunt will teach librarians and information professionals about the 33 hottest skills they need to master to jumpstart their next career move.  The workshop also provides sound, practical advice on six ways to acquire those most sought after and essential skills.  Participants will construct a customized “road map” plan to achieve their personal objectives.

You will learn how to:

  • Conduct a self-assessment of your current skillset
  • Leverage your existing skills to move to the next level in your career
  • Acquire 33 essential skills for career growth
  • Plan and jump-start your next career move
  • Develop YOUR own personalized road map for career advancement

This 90 minute presentation is designed to help you broaden your existing skillset and construct a plan to attain new levels of expertise, employment, compensation and career satisfaction. Read more to get information about the presenters and what people are saying about these workshops.

You can sign up to attend this session live at LexisNexis 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036, or you can sign up  to participate via webinar.

When: Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00pm-8pm

6:00 to 6:30 pm Networking

6:30 to 8:00 pm Presentation

Location: LexisNexis 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington DC 20036

Closest Metro Station:  Farragut West (Blue, Orange Lines) /Farragut North (Red line)

Price:  Student/Members in Transition/Retired: $20

General Admisstion: $30

Questions contact: Chris Vestal at vicepresident@dc.sla.org

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Want to know what it takes to lead under pressure? Hear how one brave woman approached her leadership challenges.

Want to know what it takes to lead under pressure? Hear how one brave woman approached her leadership challenges.

Would you take a leadership position at a high visibility organization that has seen its problems in the headlines of every major newspaper?    What would it take to convince you to accept a position where the world is watching and looking for fast improvements to long standing problems?  Would being called to testify before Congress cause you stress?  Could your belief in the mission of the organization overcome the risk of taking such a job?  Do you have the leadership skills and intestinal fortitude for such a job?

Ms. Kathryn A. Condon took such a job in June 2010 as the Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries.  She is responsible for both long-term planning and day-to-day administration and operations of Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery.  She has testified before Congress many times and the Government Accountability Office reported that significant progress that has been made since she took the job. .

Hear how one brave woman approached her leadership challenges, more about Arlington Cemetery and its future! on Jan 30th, 2013, 6-8 pm at this DC/SLA program at the NPR (National Public Radio) offices, 635 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Date: January 30, 2013 6-8 pm

Location: NPR Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC.

Closest Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Yellow & Green lines) or Mount Vernon Square (Red line)

Price:  Student/Retired/Unemployed: $8

Member: $15

Nonmember: $20

Questions contact: Sharon Lenius at leniussa@gmail.com

Address:
NPR (National Public Radio)
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20001

Click HERE to register.

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Join DC/SLA for Librarians Can Act!

Join DC/SLA for Librarians Can Act!

Whether we’re covering the reference desk, working with IT staff, justifying our budgets/services to decision makers, or doing some kind of outreach let’s face it strong creative communication skills are essential.

 Join DC/SLA for Librarians Can Act! This two hour class with Theatre Lab, a local nonprofit school for the dramatic arts, will help you refine your communication skills via improv and creativity exercises. You’ll get a chance to get to know your fellow DC/SLA members better after a series of networking exercises.

Sign up fast seats in this interactive workshop are extremely limited!

Date:  January 23 2013 7pm to 9pm

Location:  Theatre Lab 733 8th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20001

Closest Metro Station:  Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red, Green, Yellow lines)

Price:  $30 – 40% discount off normal registration price!

Questions contact: Chris Vestal at vicepresident@dc.sla.org

More information about Theatre Lab from their website:  http://www.theatrelab.org/about.asp

“At Theatre Lab I’ve become so much more outgoing and confident—not just on the stage but in everyday life.”

“Founded in 1992, The Theatre Lab is Washington, D.C.’s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts. Our mission is to transform lives through theatre. We work to make the real-life benefits of theatre training accessible to all regardless of age, income, or experience level.” (http://www.theatrelab.org/about.asp)

Click Here to Register

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