ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Come join three new library professionals who, as developing leaders in ALA and other professional organizations, will talk about getting involved, including their experience with professional development and its impact on their career. They will discuss what challenges they faced, and what rewards they gained from their service. The session format will include some fun ice-breaker questions and then brief presentations by the speakers. After the presenters have finished, the remainder of the session will be devoted to “birds-of-a-feather” discussion tables led by the speakers. In small groups, attendees will be able to discuss topics such as getting involved in ALA/NMRT, making a career plan, and working on professional committees. At the end of the session attendees will come together to ask any questions and share what they’ve learned.