The Accidental Digital Asset Manager: How traditional library skills transfer to the DAM world

When:  Jun 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (ET)
Associated with  Information Technology

Do you already have what it takes to be DAM champion? The new DAM Salary Survey ( showed an increase in the number of respondents who hold an MLS or are planning to get an MLS. Panelists will share personal stories of their Digital Asset Management career path and how their library education supported them in their career development and success in DAM. This session is for anyone who is interested in becoming a Digital Asset Manager or who may already be in a DAM role and wants to understand the core skillset necessary to be successful. Whether or not you have your MLS, this session will show participants how traditional library skills transfer to the DAM world and how to market your library knowledge and experience to DAM hiring managers.


Laura Fu, DAM Practice Lead, EMMSphere;  

Jennifer Tyner; Digital Asset Manager, Progressive Insurance;

Cynthia Mathews; Digital Asset Manager, The Sherwin-Williams Company;

Jennifer Pflaumer; Principal, Paroo;

Moderator: James King; Information Architect, NIH Library;

Sponsor: IT Division, Digital Asset Management Section; Solo Librarians Division; Taxonomy Division


SLA 2019 Annual Conference
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH