CPDWL is happy to welcome you to the roundtable session Taking charge of your career in Singapore during the IFLA Conference.
We`ll start with the lecture Competence wheel: strategic, personal, communicative and professional technical skills, presented by Catharina Isberg, Communication coordinator of CPDWL.
The tables will give attention to:
1. Intercultural competencies for the international floor. How to behave and react with international counterparts? Intercultural competence doesn`t mean to resolve differentess but to use it. We will discuss different behaviours, gestures etc. Host: Ulrike Lang
2. What to do to be published, whom to contact. Publishing can take many forms – for example blogging, writing book reviews or conference reports, and presenting conference papers. This table will showcase some IFLA options which increase the reach of your work – writing for IFLA and Emerald journals and books. Host: Eileen Breen
3. How to prepare your papers to be published. Publishing papers can advance your career: Learn strategies for getting your interesting results and important best practices published. This table will cover how you identify the right publication, write for your audience, and present your content for publication. Host: Sandy Hirsh
4. Gap analysis (Self managed career). As the self-managed career is replacing the traditional career, librarians need to take contol of their own destinies. Learn tips and techniques for planning the career that you want. Host: Margaret Law
5. Personal skills and competencies. Personal skills are the foundation in leadership as well as in employeeship, where you lead yourself in your daily work. In order to understand other people, you need to understand yourself and your actions. Host: Catharina Isberg
6. How to connect: using social media. Social media – looking at strategies to use social media to continue your professional development or how to manage your own social media profile to enhance your career. Using different social media to network with others in our profession or with our clients. Host: Anne Lehto
7. Internationalizing your career. Getting the international into your career: hear about strategies for developing cross-cultural competencies and multicultural awareness. Host: Susan Schnuer
8. Alternative career. Librarians possess many transferrable skills that can be used outside of a traditional library. How do you identify them? What types of jobs are possible? How does one find and obtain these jobs? Host: Monica Ertel
9. Jump starting career. Learn how to maximize your investment in your personal development. 10 essential education and career resources to help you strategize powerful moves. Join our discussion of a practical shortlist of resources to help you start making connections to continue moving forward. Host: Loida Garcia Febo
10. Professional ethics. At the library workplace we are challenged by ethical dilemmas quite often. Main issues are free access to information/censorship, privacy, equitable services for everyone… How do you become aware that you are facing a dilemma? How do you treat ethical conflicts? How can professional ethics help you to solve an ethical conflict? Host: Hermann Roesch