CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting free AL Live interactive webcast, A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment, with Catherine Hakala-Ausperk. This interactive webcast will last one hour and take place at noon Eastern on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.
What brought you to a career in librarianship? Was it a fascination with books or information? A desire to serve society in a positive way? However you came into your career, like millions of people, you might be struggling to find meaning and fulfillment in your work. In November’s episode of American Libraries Live, library career expert Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will help us make a plan for revisiting personal values, understanding your options, identifying skill gaps and creating plans for growth. Catherine is a 31-year Ohio public library veteran with experience in everything from direct customer service to management and administration. Now an active library planner, speaker, consultant and trainer, she is also the author of the upcoming book Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, coming in January, 2017). This free, one hour discussion is a chance for you to listen to what Catherine has to say and provide your own input. Whether you’re a library veteran who’s feeling burned out, a new LIS grad just starting out or somewhere in mid-career, please join us on at Noon Eastern Nov. 18 to discuss how you can revitalize yourself by finding new meaning in your work.
You can register at https://goo.gl/2a0iHq
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is a 31-year Ohio public library veteran, with experience in everything from direct customer service to management and administration. Now an active library planner, speaker, consultant and trainer, she is also the author of Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011), Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013), and the upcomingRenew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, coming in January, 2017). Hakala-Ausperk also teaches for Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science, the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA), InfoPeople and more. She is the author of the Demco blog “Library Advice: That’s a Great Question!” and is the owner of Libraries Thrive Consulting. Catherine frequently keynotes and presents at conferences, facilitates workshops and academies around the country, and helps libraries develop truly 21st century strategic plans. Her passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful team members, and – especially – strong and effective library leaders.
Registration for this AL Live interactive webcast is available here.
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