For immediate release | March 28, 2019

Free webinar on mid-career options in April

The American Library Association’s JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center will be hosting a free webinar designed to help mid-career library workers reflect and consider what’s next. The webinar, which is entitled Mid-Career: A Time to Reflect and Envision a Future that Excites You, will be held April 24, 2019, 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Register now.

Mid-career can be an amazing time. With years of experience and a variety of challenges and opportunities behind you, mid-career represents a great moment to pause, reflect on where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing professionally, and, most importantly, envision what’s next for you.

Should you continue with the same work that’s kept you in the field up to now? Should you aim for positions with more responsibilities and chances to lead? Should you broaden your horizons by looking at work that will stretch and challenge you? Or, should you try another path where your skills will be valued, though the type of work you’ll be doing may look a lot different from what you’ve done before?

Mid-career is definitely a time of transition. And, it’s helpful to consider just how to best make that transition work for you. So, come join us as we explore possibilities that will move you in a positive direction and build on all the hard work you’ve already accomplished. This webinar is a chance to give yourself the gift of reflection and thoughtful consideration about the future you would like to experience.

Our presenter, Caitlin Williams, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and professional development consultant. She has spent the last thirty years working in the field of career development through writing, speaking, coaching, and teaching. Caitlin has had the honor of conducting career coaching for ALA attendees at is twice-yearly conferences since 2000. She has also presented and contributed numerous articles and podcast to ALA. She has written two previous books on career and workplace topics (one title has been translated into Korean). Caitlin is retired from teaching at San Jose State University, and she is looking forward to new adventures and opportunities!

Space is limited. Register now.

The ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center is managed by the Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR).

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Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)