For immediate release | June 17, 2014

Seven strategies for creating career opportunities

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Seven Strategies for Creating Career Opportunities with Kim Dority. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

In this workshop, consultant, professor and LIS career coach Kim Dority will offer you concrete strategies and solutions for how to create career opportunities for yourself in a field where many are anxious about the future of the profession as libraries continue to face severe budget cuts.

This workshop will identify the seven strategies that will enable you to recognize and prepare for current and emerging LIS career opportunities. You will learn skills that will allow you to integrate these strategies into your daily professional activities and help you take a strong, proactive role in shaping your career.

The seven strategies that you’ll learn include how to:

  • become opportunistic;
  • get visible;
  • monitor your environment;
  • be prepared to act;
  • take the initiative;
  • impress colleagues and employers;
  • stay passionately curious.

About the Instructor

Kim Dority is the founder and president of Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company focusing on research, writing, editing, information process design and publishing. She has worked in academia, publishing, telecommunications and the library field, as well as in for-profit and nonprofit settings for both established companies and start-ups. She is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Denver MLIS program, where she created and teaches a course on alternative career paths for LIS students and practitioners. Dority is the author of dozens of articles and several books on library and information science career topics.

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

ALA Editions Workshops are designed to give you and your staff the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library.

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Dan Freeman

eLearning Manager

ALA Publishing

ALA Publishing