“Expand Your Career Potential” Webinar

Are You Ready for Your Next Career Move?

The Washington D.C. SLA Chapter presents:

“Expand Your Career Potential”

featuring: SLA President Deb Hunt

Sponsored by LexisNexis

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 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 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.

This 90 minute webinar is designed to help you broaden your existing skillset and construct a plan to attain new levels of expertise, employment, compensation and career satisfaction.

At this webinar 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

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

         General Admisstion: $30

You can register to view this webinar virtually or register to attend an in person viewing at LexisNexis (1150 18th St., NW)
Registration for the Virtual session (6:25pm to 8pm Eastern Standard Time): http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=209
Registration for the In Person Viewing at LexisNexis (6pm – 6:25pm networking; 6:25pm to 8pm program Eastern Standard Time): http://dc.sla.org/events/?ee=208

What others are saying about “Expand Your Career Potential”, winner of the Silicon Valley SLA Chapter’s 2012 Lucy Steelman Award for Commitment to Mentoring:

“An excellent Webinar”

“Really took away some excellent ideas and things I really had not thought about”

“Very useful”

“Very knowledgeable and inspiring”

“Excellent use of my time and money”

“I would recommend this Webinar to anyone who is struggling with career and job issues”

“It was definitely worth it”

“Their successful online classes and webinars have touched many members and are an advertisement to other chapters and organizations regarding the expertise of West Coast information professionals.” – Silicon Valley SLA Chapter

“Expand Your Career Potential” has been presented by the Bay Area Library & Information Network, SLA’s Click University, the Illinois SLA Chapter, Infopeople.org, the Internet Librarian conference, the New York Metropolitan Library Council, the New York SLA Chapter and the San Francisco Bay Region SLA Chapter

About the Presenters for Expand Your Career Potential:

Deborah Hunt, MLS, ECMp, is a strategic knowledge professional and Principal of Information Edge (http://www.informationedge.com), which specializes in value-added research, knowledge services, enterprise content management, and library creation and automation.  Deb is currently SLA President and her presidency theme is Transform Knowledge and Expertise Into Strategic Value. She is an active member in the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) and served on the Board of Directors from 2001-2003. Deb is an award winning part-time adjunct faculty in the Library Technology program at Diablo Valley College and has also taught for the League of Women Voters, InfoPeople and UC Berkeley Extension.  She is a frequent presenter at SLA conferences, Internet Librarian and other venues for information professionals.  Deb received her MLS from UC Berkeley and has moved forward from there, always leaping off the edge into the next opportunity to leverage and expand on her skills.

David Grossman, MLS, MBA serves as History Room and Reference Librarian for the Mill Valley Public Library (California), where he is currently constructing a digital archive with a workforce of 35 volunteers.  David has more than four decades of experience in a variety of traditional and non-traditional library/information professional roles.  Most of his career has been spent building, managing, marketing and selling online systems and databases for publishers, airlines and other businesses.  David has often been tapped as a motivational speaker on alternative career opportunities for librarians.  David is also a part-time journalist in the airline/travel industry and previously authored a column on business travel for USA Today.com as well as a column called “What’s Next” for Searcher Magazine.  His articles have also appeared in the Boston Herald, ABC News.com and the print edition of USA Today.  David holds a BA degree in Journalism and MLS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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