Presentation on theme: "“Professional Networking for New Librarians” (Online Program) provided by ALA NMRT Annual Program Committee 2011-2012 Alyse Ergood, Ava Iuliano (Co-chair),"— Presentation transcript:
“Professional Networking for New Librarians” (Online Program) provided by ALA NMRT Annual Program Committee 2011-2012 Alyse Ergood, Ava Iuliano (Co-chair), Bohyun Kim (Co- chair), Breanne Kirsch, Christy Shorey, Jared Harmon
Speakers Time/Date: Thurs. June 7, 2012 at Noon EST (US time) Place: http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/nmrt/http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/nmrt/ Speakers: (See below for speaker bios) – Ned Potter ("On the What of Professional Networking") – Loida Garcia-Febo ("On the How of Professional Networking") – JP Porcaro ("On the With Whom of Professional Networking") – Courtney L Young ("On the Where of Professional Networking”) – Pat Hawthorne ("On the When of Professional Networking”) – Ned Potter ("On the Why of Professional Networking") Evaluation Survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&fo rmkey=dEdkSHJyUUprRFJDNmtlSGtRakI3WUE6MQ#gid=0https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&fo rmkey=dEdkSHJyUUprRFJDNmtlSGtRakI3WUE6MQ#gid=0
“It’s not about exploiting who you know, or shameless self-promotion, or accumulating and dispensing as many business cards as possible. It’s about sharing advice and support.” - Adrienne Cooper (@SphericalFruit)
It’s not an exercise in broadcasting, it’s a 2-way street.
To network is to build relationships and become part of a supportive system of sharing information, advice and ideas among individuals and groups with a common interest Let’s define day-to-day networking for information professionals like this:
More formal networking is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other people or groups - one of the key differences might be, you go in there with a plan...
Stay active in each one: Professional associations Events Online networks Better together
Online Communities created by and for librarians* Name of Group CountryActivitiesOnline tool ALA Think Tank USA-based; open for librarians worldwide. Motivate those that find difficult for new librarians to break through into the organization, discuss related issues, announce events, and plan professional and social events. Facebook Finnish young librarian movement Finland Network, discuss issues and plan events. Ning *Hack Library SchoolUSA Post blog entries about issues of interest for students and new librarians, and exchange ideas about LIS curriculum. Facebook; Twitter WordPress Hawaii-Pacific Law Library initiative Hawaii Brainstorm and promote collaboration. Google IFLA New Professionals SIG Worldwide Discuss worldwide concerns, post blog entries and videos about issues of interest and conferences, share news, and announce events. Facebook; Twitter WordPress; YouTube LIS New Professionals Network England-based; open for librarians worldwide. Post blog entries about issues of interest, announce conferences, social events and contests, and network. WordPress *New Academic Librarians: Networking for Success Worldwide Share news and information of interest to new librarians, and post job vacancies.LinkedIn New Federal Librarians Group USANetwork with other federal librarians.Facebook *The NY Librarians MeetupUSA Coordinate events, share information and job vacancies. Digg; Facebook Flickr; Goodreads LibraryThing; LinkedIn; Meetup Blog; Twitter YouTube *Urban Librarians UniteUSA Activist librarians organize grassroots advocacy efforts, organize networking events. Facebook; Twitter; WordPress. *Garcia-Febo & Kear in Worldwide Perceptions of NewLibrarians (2012).
Cultivate relationships Say hello Acknowledge Phone calls Thank you notes Greeting cards Emails Send articles of interest Friend/ Like/ Join websites Posts their links on your social media pages Direct messages
Above all: Transparent Ethical Professional Promise what you know you will provide Aware of the expectations you create
Useful Resources Ferrazi, Keith, and Tahl Raz. Never eat alone: and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time. New York: Currency Doubleday, 2005. Garcia-Febo, Loida, and Robin Kear. 2012. “Worldwide Perceptions of New Librarians.” In Wolf-Fritz Riekert and Ingeborg Simon (Eds.), Information in e-motion Proceedings BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on Information Science. Amsterdam, 23-25 January 2012. Bad Honnef, Germany: Bock+Herchen Verlag, p.121-124. Gladwell, Malcolm. The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference. Boston: Little, Brown, 2002. Meisner, Ivan. Truth or delusion: busting networks biggest myths. Nashville: Nelson, 2006.
24 Walk this Way: How to Network Professional Networking Tips for New Librarians Loida Garcia-Febo ALA NMRT Webinar June 7, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @loidagarciafebo Thank You!
Geographic Regional State National International Library Types Academic Public School Special/Corporate Independent/Consultant #ala12 #networking
Most important events? Face to Face Conferences & Unconferences - local, regional, state, national, international - orientations, receptions Events: alumni, vendor Online Webinars, Webcasts - product based, service based, professional development - Carterette Series Webinars (GLA): http://tinyurl.com/GLACSW Online Conferences - LJ, WebJunction, Library 2.0 http://www.library20.com/ Listservs – NMRT-L Groups – Facebook, Linkedin Twitter: #libchat Library Day in the Life: http://librarydayinthelife.pbworks.com/
What are you waiting for? Start networking now! Courtney Young Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Blogspot: librarycourtney #ala12 #networking
When to network? Start early – recognize the power of knowing people – Introduce yourself – name, job, employer + brief description of what you do (what you love about your job) – Ask others – about their employer, their job, what they like about their work, involvement – Ask for what you want/need if you want/need something specific Do it often – it gets easier and more natural – Networking is about connections – therefore must be ongoing – Collect cards and names and introduce people to each other – in person or on the phone Do it in all settings – it becomes more powerful – Do it at ALA, your state association, professional events in your city, social events + – Consider the purpose of an event and assess it for networking potential Follow up – Get to know those you want to know better by following up to have coffee or lunch or a phone call – Keep in touch