Registration now open: MLA ’12 Symposium

Managing and Revitalizing Your Career as a Medical Librarian

 Register now to attend the MLA ’12 Symposium on “Managing and Revitalizing Your Career as a Medical Librarian.”  The symposium is organized into four program themes: (1) changing librarians’ roles, (2) balancing and transitioning job responsibilities, (3) dealing with career burnout, and (4) avoiding career pitfalls.  The symposium also offers professional career-planning tips and advice for librarians at all stages, including new, mid-career, and senior levels.  Participants will learn from an expert in the field about the causes of career stagnation and job burnout and strategies for staying energized and focused.  A professional career coach will provide practical approaches to enhancing your professional development, including developing plans for transitioning into new jobs and new roles.  A panel of senior medical librarians will share individual vignettes, addressing the challenges of achieving work/life balance, transitioning up and down duties, and training up in complex organizations.  Attendees will also participate in an interactive exercise to obtain peer advice for successfully changing roles and mapping pathways to new career opportunities.

Participants will receive a copy of keynote speaker Heather Krasna’s book, Jobs That Matter:  Find a Stable, Fulfilling Career in Public Service.  Krasna is director, Candidate Services, for the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, where she provides executive coaching and outplacement services to individuals seeking nonprofit sector careers, and director, Career Services, at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

The symposium is sponsored by the Hospital Libraries Section, the Leadership and Management Section, and Rittenhouse Book Distributors.

For more information, and to register for the symposium, visit:  http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2012/ce/ce800.html.


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