Building a Community to Foster Your Professional Growth [video replay]
On March 25, 2021 the ACRL University Library Section Professional Development Committee sponsored a program on how solo and small organization librarians can build a community to foster professional growth. During the session:
- Zary Kamarei discussed ways in which librarians can connect with colleagues in the same geographic region to support professional growth.
- Kate Silton discussed strategies for building communities of practice beyond those created by professional organizations.
- Erin Richter-Weikum used her experience in research libraries to discuss opportunities for non-academic librarians and libraries.
- Karen Sobel discussed strategies for seeking and building mentoring relationships in order to develop as a professional and ultimately “move to the next level.”
The session was moderated by Laura Gariepy and Mou Chakraborty of the Professional Development Committee. For a list of future and past programs, visit the Committee’s Programs Page.