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Your Career: The Now, The New, The Next

13 Mar 2019

29 March, Friday


Hive, Level 2, Li Ka Shing Library, SMU

This workshop has been developed to provide mid-career LIS professionals with a forum to reflect on their career journey and to explore strategies for professional growth. Following an environmental scan of workforce trends in the LIS sector, a panel of employers will share their views of career planning. The focus will then shift to the interactive workshop activities designed to enable you formulate a clearer picture of your own skills and expertise, and to identify some of the professional development approaches that can help you re-conceptualise your future. More information here.

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1.30 - 2:00


2:00 - 2:10

Welcome and introductions

2:10 - 2:45

Environmental scan of the evolving LIS workplace

2:45 - 3:30

Panel discussion: Career planning

  • Samantha Ang, President, LAS
  • Gulcin Cribb, UL SMU
  • A/Prof Chris Khoo, NTU Faculty
  • Bethany Wilkes, College Librarian, Yale/NUS

3:30 - 4:50

Interactive workshop:

  • Where do you fit?
    • Self-assessment of your skills and abilities
  • Where do you want to go?
    • How can you get there?
    • What tools can you use?
  • How do you present yourself?
    • Reflective practice and professional portfolios

4:50 - 5:00

Wrap up and close

Workshop leader: Dr Gillian Hallam FALIA, PFHEA

As a freelance consultant, Dr Gillian Hallam draws on her experience as an educator, researcher and practitioner to undertake applied research projects at the confluence of libraries and learning in academic, public and special libraries. Gillian is a Fellow of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Chair of the ALIA Education Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of IFLA’s section for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL). She is also a lead trainer with IFLA, developing and delivering learning programs relating to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and capacity building for national and regional library associations. Her recognition as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) reflects the breadth and depth of her national and international achievements.

Last updated on 13 Mar 2019 .