>>Updated 2/25/13 to add Kim’s slide deck
Register for “Spotlight on Your Career: Transitioning to New Job Opportunities”
February 23, 2013
9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at DU in Ruffatto Hall.
This joint program, offered by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries (CoALL) and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (RMSLA), will benefit librarians of every type, no matter where you are in your career path. There will also be networking opportunities to meet and talk with your fellow librarians and information specialists.
9:00 – 10:00 am Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 am Keynote Presentation by Kim Dority
11:30 – 12:30 pm Networking Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 pm Interactive Session
Join speaker Kim Dority, the founder and president of Dority & Associates, as she presents “Transitioning to New Job Opportunities.”
This discussion will explore the best strategies and tactics for finding, responding to, or creating new job opportunities. How do you identify transferable skills? How do you quickly get up to speed on a new industry? How do you translate LIS-speak to jobs in the non-LIS world? These are just some of the topics that will be covered in this practical, actionable presentation.
This will be followed by an interactive session: “Ideas into Action: How to Put Yourself in the Path of Opportunity”
Transitioning to new job opportunities requires individuals to master some very practical skills, such as learning how to tell a complete stranger who you are and what you do (the dreaded “elevator speech!”) and being able to describe your LIS skills in language that resonates with a non-LIS interviewer (so they have a clear understanding of just how incredibly cool those skills are). In this highly interactive 90-minute session, we’ll review the basics of these and several other key job-development skills, then practice them in a fun, safe environment that lets participants support and learn from each other.
Registration and Cost
Cost: $20 and includes continental breakfast and lunch
Registration and Payment Deadline: February 18, 2013 to ensure your lunch order
Checks should be made out to CoALL
Tamara Phalen, CoALL Treasurer
Holland & Hart
555 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Parking is not included in the registration fee. The cost for parking in campus lots is $1.50/hr. in visitor lots, and there is a pay kiosk in each visitor lot. There is a large visitor lot just north of the College of Education (enter off Asbury) – Lot 316W (Sturm Hall Hourly) on this map. Full-day passes are $8.
For questions about Spotlight, please contact Rachel Bates Wilfahrt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-518-2324.
This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL/Bloomberg Continuing Education Grants Program.
RMSLA and CoALL thank Thomson Reuters for supporting our programming.