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Great careers for librarians happen in libraries/information centers and in the organizations that provide services to them. Many librarians work in both settings during the course of their careers. This new LMD webinar explores the career paths and opportunities on the vendor side. Title: Vendor-Library Work Transitions: Career Roles, Paths and Development Opportunities Date: January 14 at 10:00-11:00 am PST / 1:00-2:00 pm EST / 6:00-7:00 pm GMT  Cost: Webinar attendance is FREE; a recording will be available to LMD members on the LMD website. Registration : A link to the registration page is coming soon Description: In this session, ...
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What were the key LMD activities in 2019? What new initiatives are planned for 2020? What's our financial status? For answers to the questions and many more, register for the Leadership and Management Division's annual business meeting. WHAT: LMD Annual Business Meeting WHEN: Dec 10, 2019,   5:30 PM GMT |12:30 PM ET | 9:30 AM PT WHO: All LMD members HOW: Register in advance for this meeting using this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/d61f56f6a6f1f5f84ac87b605f06faf5 . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. AGENDA:  Members of the LMD leadership team will share ...
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This week, November 4-8, we're holding the final LMD virtual book club discussion of the year on the  LMD Facebook page .  We'll be discussing the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World , by David Epstein. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation! There will also be a live discussion via Zoom on Thursday, November 7 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET.   Register here  for that discussion. There is always a lot to discuss and share about the key themes, whether or not you've had a chance to read the book. ------------------------------ Janel Kinlaw she/her LMD Chair 2019 Manager, Refining Workflow LL
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LMD is pleased to announce another timely webinar, offered at no charge and open to all! Title: Solution-Driven Services with Rebecca Gebhardt Brizi When: November 13, 2019 at  9:30 - 10:30 PT / 12:30 - 1:30pm ET / 5:30 - 6:30 GMT Where: offered on Zoom; register HERE with no charge What will you learn? Success is not about what you do; success is about what you solve and how your solutions work for your clients. You bring value to your clients when you solve their problems. The challenge is that the client experiences your solution after your work is done.  Rebecca helps you come to grips with that dichotomy, and seize its richness.  What ...
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The Leadership & Management Division is excited to announce that applications are now open for two professional development grants to help LMD members attend the SLA Leadership Symposium! Join colleagues in Washington, D.C. for two days of training and networking with the top leaders in the association. Grants are for $1,000 each to help cover travel expenses and registration to the Symposium in Washington, D.C., Saturday, January 18 - Monday, January 20, 2020. Applicants must be current members of SLA and LMD.  Apply by  Friday, November 2, 2019, via text or video! To learn more go to LMD Professional Development Grant . I am really looking ...
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To kick off our fall webinar program, LMD invites you to join us for a free webinar focused on building collaborative relationships between librarians and vendors.  All SLA members are welcomed to attend! Title: Vendor-Library Partnership for Innovation in the 21st Century Date: Monday, October 7,  9:00 am PT /12 pm ET / 5:00 pm GMT Please register using this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/48b0365ff225b0434ac87b605f06faf5 Description: This panel session, hosted and moderated by Ray Pun, examines the importance of vendor-library partnerships in promoting innovation for library services and resource management. Three speakers from different ...
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Janel Kinlaw, LMD Chair, will be leading the next Leadership and Management (LMD) Virtual Book Club discussion the week of August 19th.  We'll be discussing ideas sparked by Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career , by Carla Harris, on LMD's Facebook page .  There will also be a live discussion via webinar on Thursday, August 22 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET (link forthcoming).  Join the discussion to share your thoughts on career evolution
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Hello everyone.  My name is Alison Senkevitch and I am new member of SLA.  Janel, LMD Chair and leader for the recent Facebook group and webinar book discussion, asked me to write up a summary of the book and discussion. I hope you all find it useful and I look forward to getting to know more of you in SLA. Brave, Not Perfect , by Reshma Saulani, examines why so few women are working in the tech industry. This question is timely and important, as the tech industry is growing fast. According to the 2019 IT Industry Outlook from CompTIA, a non-profit IT trade association, the global information technology industry is on pace to reach $5 ...
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Throughout the conference, come to see us at the LMD kiosk in the exhibit hall and enter our daily drawing for a gift card! And, share your experiences as they happen by tweeting to #SLALMD and #SLA2019. Sunday, June 16 Expand Your Career Opportunities Starting Right Now ! with Rebecca Jones, Jamie Luedtke, Jennifer Pflaumer and Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm, Conf Ctr Room 15     The 10 Myths of Starting a Consulting Business , with Mary Ellen Bates (LMD Consulting Section), 4:15-5:30 pm, Conf Ctr Room 19 Monday – June 17 th Creating a Compelling Business Case: How to Make it Stand Out from the Rest ? with ...
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The 2019 SLA Rising Star award winners will be formally recognized at the annual conference. One of the recipients, Natasha Chowdory, is currently serving as LMD Awards Chair. She was also the inaugural winner of LMD’s Career Advancement Award and then led LMD’s webinar program in 2017. We asked Natasha to tell us a little bit about the factors that have influenced her career development. You have held several volunteer leadership positions with SLA.  How have those experiences contributed to the development of your career?   My voluntary positions within SLA have been a catalyst for a lot of the work I've done, both voluntary and paid. By having the opportunity ...
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LMD's 2019 Conference Chair, Thérèse Mainville, has planned a vibrant set of education session and events for us in Cleveland. See the LMD program schedule by day below to start planning your conference calendar now. Look for posts about each session with details about the topic, speaker(s), and takeaways coming soon. Sunday, June 16th Start Expanding Your Career Opportunities Today!   Panel of speakers to be anounced ,  2:30pm - 4:00 pm   The 10 Myths of Starting a Consulting Business , with Mary Ellen Bates (LMD Consulting Section), 4:15-5:30 pm Monday, June 17, 2019 Creating a Compelling Business Case: How to Make it Stand ...
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Want to support your colleagues and your profession? Nominate someone to recognize their leadership skills in the information professional field. LMD has two awards currently open for application: Karen J. Switt Leadership Award recognizes significant leadership information management profession during the previous five years. Career Advancement Award recognizes a member who, in the initial five years of his/her information career, demonstrates a keen interest in furthering LMD's leadership initiatives and development. The deadline for both of these awards is Sunday, March 31, 2019. Nominate a colleague today! ------------------------------ Dan ...
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Analysis Paralysis is a real and insidious. The problem grows because we tend to speak in terms of necessity: I   need   more information; I   need   more preparation; it   has   to be perfect. My suggestion to you today is that you focus not on being perfect, but rather on being valuable. What is Perfect? That is a genuine question: can you define perfection? Do the people you serve, your internal clients, define perfection in the same way?  Perfection is a subjective value. The word “perfect” should not appear on any work contract or in any strategy or quality assessment. What is perfect for your client may be an after-thought for you and a ...
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Posted on March 17, 2018. Leadersip and Management Division 2018 Professional Development Program:   Leadership Perspectives 2018: Short Takes, Tall Skills “Finding Balance: Work, Life, & Leadership,”   presented by   John DiGilio. March 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM GMT / 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PT.   Register   HERE About the Topic:   Do you work to live or live to work? We often hear about work-life balance, but few of us truly know what it means. This is especially true of leaders and managers who are committed to giving their all for the success of their teams and their businesses. Join the Leadership and Management Division and its Chair ...
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