The past year for me has been a journey. I started my own consulting business, worked with a number of clients, and expanded my professional network substantially. I also shared some of the lessons I learned from working as a self-employed archivist. Here are some of my most popular posts on my career advice.
Archival power couple Geof Huth and Karen Trivette interviewed me on the podcast An Archivist's Tale.
In the interview, we discussed how my life changed dramatically and how I became empowered by learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. "Bravery is Impossible Without Terror" is the title. It's apt!
I'm excited to serve on SLA's Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council (EPRAC). I've included our call for panelists below. Do you know anyone interested in sharing their stories with fellow information professionals? If you have any questions, please leave comments or email me at email@example.com.
The best thing you can do for your career is to write. Whatever your profession, there are opportunities to share your experiences, offer tips and tricks, and promote yourself through words. Writing is also an excellent way to brand yourself online, especially if you are looking for a new job or changing careers.
I'm so excited to guest-edit an upcoming issue of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. I've included our CFP below. If you have any questions, please leave comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working for yourself is an exciting, fulfilling, and (at times) terrifying experience.
Most of us have spent careers working for someone else, which makes the transition to solo work difficult. Here’s what I’ve discovered so far to help me survive and thrive with self-employment.
Earlier this week, my friend Tom Nielsen and I presented a session, You and Your Career, at the Special Libraries Association annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona. In the workshop, we discussed the myriad of ways in which LIS students and early career professionals can take their careers to the next level. The goal of the class is to prepare current and future information professionals by:
- increasing self-awareness and understanding of their preferences
- improving their knowledge of professional workplace skills
- developing an understanding of the many ways to engage professionally within the field
It's been about a year since I was laid off. When I think back over the past 12 months, I've realized that the event was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Let me share with you what I learned.
If you are a records manager (especially in the New York City area), I'd love to get to know you better.
Throughout my career, I’ve gone on plenty of interviews, especially for organizations looking to hire an archivist. I’ve noticed a trend that needs to stop for the benefit of potential employees, as well as companies.
I became an archives and records management consultant, because I have a fire in my belly to have a positive impact on as many organizations and people as possible.
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