how to get ahead in library landpimp my career
who am i?kate davis associate lecturer information systems queensland university of technology
BA (Art History and Literary Studies), UQStarted HonoursMinor freakout: OMG Im unemployable!I know! Ill be a teacher!Minor freakout: Big, fat rejectionMajor freakout: What do I do now?!GradDipIT(LIS)20032004200520062007Electronic Services Librarian, Gold Coast Libraries20082009Graduate ProgramSerials LibrarianReference LibrarianNational Library of AustraliaReference LibrarianQUT2010Sessional Academic, QUTAssociate Lecturer, QUTStarted PhD(IT)
what does crowd sourced #careerpimping look like?
tip #1work out what matters(to you)
tip #2attitude is (very nearly) everything
@zaana (Zaana Howard) ask for feedback, accept constructive criticism, be open to change. A good attitude is powerful #careerpimping
@flexnib (Constance Weibrands) treat colleagues and staff as you would like to be treated.
@sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill) Remember people u tread on on way up will get you on the way down.
@MissSophieMac (Sophie McDonald) Be enthusiastic, passionate and find the positive in everything.
tip #3plan light
tip #4take (calculated) risks
@haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi)Don't let fear stop you from taking risks. Be adventurous, be creative and proud of what we do #careerpimping
tip #6get an online presence
tip #7contribute to the profession
@haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) publish... publish... publish #careerpimping #writeforincite #writearticles #givepresentations
tip #9network like your life depends on it(because it does)
tip #10be generous (cause this is a generous profession)
@helenfreid (Helen Reid) Don't be afraid to ask colleagues - librarians are the greatest sharers around #careerpimping
tip #11skill up thru study
@haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) further study opens doors... get a Masters degree it is worth it #careerpimping
tip #12develop thine self
@flexnib (Constance Weibrands) practice & do. dont wait, train yourself. keep learning
learn to write! dont throw away your authority by producing shoddy work!
@helenfreid (Helen Reid) Read and listen, all the time thinking can we use this/try this/take a risk #careerpimping
tip #13diversify your skills (its called competitive advantage)
@rockchicklib (Jennifer Creese)#careerpimping maybe work on non-traditional "librarian" skill sets that make you stand out - multimedia, web development, etc?
tip #14speak up
@katejf (Kate Freedman)don't be afraid to suggest new ideas etc @ YPOW, just because you are new does not make your ideas any less valid #careerpimping
@flexnib (Constance Weibrands) a well-reasoned clear argument is easier to listen to than a rant
tip #15say yes
@sallysetsforth (Sally Cummings)Be adventurous in exploring & trying new things. Nurture your own enthusiasm & opportunities will arise to share with others.
tip #16be (quietly) confident
tip #17go after what you want
tip #18make your own opportunities
tip #19be professional
@haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi) dress for success #developyourownstyle #careerpimping #libraries
@sirexkat (Kathryn Greenhill) Be on time. Wash.
tip #20remember: its a small, small world
@haikugirlOz (Kim Tairi)library/information world a small one... respect! #careerpimping
@ranginui (Chris Cormack)don't forget to look outside the library sphere for influence, its a small world, outside has lots going on too
@zaana (Zaana Howard)don't limit yourself to only searching for 'library' or 'librarian' jobs there are more worlds out there that