Southern California

Professional Development Day - October 26, 2018

  • 1.  Professional Development Day - October 26, 2018

    Posted 10-11-2018 18:57

    20181026 – Professional Development Day

    SLA SCC Professional Development Event

    "Info Pro Careers in the Age of the Gig Economy:
    Opportunities and challenges for students, new, or the well-seasoned" 261w" sizes="(max-width: 594px) 100vw, 594px" />


    • Experienced members in non-traditional roles spanning years, industries, types of jobs, and diversity sharing their ideas
    • Students and new professionals expressing their aspirations and expectations
    • Discussion of the effects of downsizing and other events spurring interest in what's next for both new and experienced information professionals
    • 'Speed Dating' mentor/mentee activity for career discussions
    • Opportunity to hear from SLA Fellows on the value of SLA and professional associations

    Networking time built in for more in-depth conversations


    • Students and new professionals
    • Experienced members exploring new opportunities
    • Career changing professionals or those thinking about it
    • Colleagues in other information organizations


    9:00AM-9:30AM Registration

    9:30AM – 10:30AM                Experienced members in non-traditional career roles panel:

    • Mary Talmadge-Grebenar, Content Manager, Bracken Marketing
    • Richard Hulser, President, Richard P. Hulser Consulting
    • Other speakers to be announced

    New professionals/students on their interests and career aspirations

    • JonLuc Christensen, NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Other speakers to be announced

    10:30AM – 11:00AM Networking Break

    11:00AM – Noon Speed Dating Activity - Mentors/Mentees for career guidance

    Noon – 1:00PM Lunch and continue networking

    1:00PM – 1:45PM SLA Fellows discuss value of SLA and professional associations

    • Robin Dodge, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing
    • Doris Helfer, California State University – Northridge
    • Richard Hulser, Richard P. Hulser Consulting

    1:45PM – 2:00PM Closing thoughts

    2:00PM  Reconvene at nearby coffee shops or adult beverage venues to continue discussions

    Please use arrows to make your choices.  If registering more than one person, please register separately to facilitate sandwich choice.

    Registration Fee
    Sandwich Choices

    William Lee