New workshop: Professional Growth for Late-Career Librarians

For Immediate Release
Wed, 03/20/2019


Colton Ursiny

Office Coordinator

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop, Professional Growth for Late-Career Librarians with Caitlin Williams. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

As your career winds down, you may find that you’re wondering what comes next. We spend a lot of time considering the best way to enter our professional field, but it’s equally important to consider our needs, concerns, and excitement for how we want to spend our late career. 

In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll explore how to structure your late career and your transition to retirement. You’ve invested a lot in your work and your field over the years, and a thoughtful plan means much higher likelihood for a rewarding and enriching post-retirement life.

You will examine the unique talents that you’ve brought to your work and consider how you can continue to use them.  What passions have you had on the back burner? What brings joy to your life currently? And what matters most to you right now? Come explore these questions and learn a process for crafting a lifestyle that reflects your most valued interests, curiosities, ideas, and ideals.

About the Instructor

Caitlin Williams is the author of Be Opportunity Minded: Start Growing Your Career Now (ALA Editions 2019) as well as a speaker and professional development consultant. She has spent 20+ years working in the field of career/workplace development. Caitlin has had the honor of conducting career coaching for ALA attendees at its twice-yearly conferences since 2000. She has presented and contributed numerous articles and podcasts to ALA. She has written previously on career and workplace topics. Caitlin is retired from teaching at San Jose State University.

Registration for this ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshop is available on the ALA Store. You can purchase registration at both individual and group rates.

ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions Workshops offer a convenient, hands-on learning experience that will help you and your colleagues make the best decisions for your library. This workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

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