Unleash Your Inner Teacher!

Librarians go by dozens of different titles—knowledge analyst, research director, and shared services manager, to name just three. But no matter your title, you probably fill several roles that are common to our profession: Project manager. Change strategist. Contract negotiator. Copyright manager. Information privacy specialist.

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If you’ve been negotiating vendor contracts or managing copyright for your organization for several years, you’ve probably become so proficient that you don’t give these duties a second thought. But what’s simple for you may be a challenge for someone else. And that’s where another of your roles—as a teacher—comes in.

SLA is compiling a “pool” of quality educational resources that information professionals can leverage to become more knowledgeable, more effective, and more valuable to their organizations. To create this pool, we’re asking special librarians—SLA members and non-members alike—to submit proposals for creating and delivering educational content.

Through our Pooled Resources Initiative, we’re attempting to harness the talent and creativity of the special librarian community. Already, we’ve received proposals to teach information professionals about topics ranging from embracing change to building strong customer relationships. But we know there’s plenty more where they came from.

Do you have a session or Webinar in you—one that could benefit other special librarians (and look good on your résumé to boot)? If so, unleash your inner teacher and submit a proposal. You’ll hone your own skills as well as those of others in your profession.

For more information about the Pooled Resources Initiative, see the request for proposals. Questions? Contact SLA Board Member Juliane Schneider.

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