Beyond Libraries: Translating Your Skills to Other Contexts

$250.00

Dates: December 2 - December 29

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course is designed for library workers who would like a structured approach to exploring other career paths that would value the skills they have built in their library careers. We develop a wealth of transferable skills working in libraries and in library science education, but we’re not always taught how to effectively communicate how those skills apply to other fields.

Whether you are a recent graduate who has struggled to find traditional library openings in a difficult budget climate or an experienced librarian wondering what other options may be out there, this course will provide a structured space to explore:

  • What options are out there that match our skill sets
  • Strategies for learning more about fields you may be interested in
  • Learning to translate your skills for non-library audiences

The teaching philosophy of this course will be built on a group coaching model, guiding you through the process of exploring your options and enabling you to reach the answer that is right for you.

Who will benefit most from this course?

This course is designed for those who don’t know where to start and who don’t want to piece the process together on their own, as well as those who would like to build community with others going through similar challenges. The process and exercises are pretty standard for career coaching, with the examples tailored to a library context and a lower price than many career coaches offer. Those who have already worked with a career coach for more than a couple of sessions will likely already be familiar with many of the exercises.

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Course Information

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

This course is designed for library workers who would like a structured approach to exploring other career paths that would value the skills they have built in their library careers. We develop a wealth of transferable skills working in libraries and in library science education, but we’re not always taught how to effectively communicate how those skills apply to other fields.

Whether you are a recent graduate who has struggled to find traditional library openings in a difficult budget climate or an experienced librarian wondering what other options may be out there, this course will provide a structured space to explore:

  • What options are out there that match our skill sets
  • Strategies for learning more about fields you may be interested in
  • Learning to translate your skills for non-library audiences

The teaching philosophy of this course will be built on a group coaching model, guiding you through the process of exploring your options and enabling you to reach the answer that is right for you.

Who will benefit most from this course?

This course is designed for those who don’t know where to start and who don’t want to piece the process together on their own, as well as those who would like to build community with others going through similar challenges. The process and exercises are pretty standard for career coaching, with the examples tailored to a library context and a lower price than many career coaches offer. Those who have already worked with a career coach for more than a couple of sessions will likely already be familiar with many of the exercises.

Angela Pashia

Angela Pashia is a leadership and career development coach with a dozen years of experience as an academic librarian. Angela's approach to coaching focuses on partnering with clients to empower them to reach their goals, whether they’re ready to take their career to the next level or feel stuck in their job and want to explore their options beyond libraries. Angela's featured group program is designed to support library leaders in developing a coaching approach to leadership, adapting the professional coaching skills that are most relevant for library leaders. Angela graduated from an ICF-accredited professional coach training program in 2023. As a librarian, Angela focused on using critical pedagogy approaches in teaching critical information literacy, mentoring colleagues, working against structural oppression within libraries, and growing as a collaborative leader. Angela published two co-edited books and several book chapters and articles on these topics. Angela’s latest book, Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice, co-edited with CJ Ivory, was published in 2022. Angela’s first co-edited book (with Jessica Critten), Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses, was selected as an ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee Selected Resource in 2020. Learn more at https://angelapashia.com/

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Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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