I love this article on ways to make your first 100 days in a new position impactful. Here are the highlights:
- Deeply understand how the business creates value
- Learn how to serve all your constituents
- Stay focused on what you do best
- Show what you will do differently
Do you have any other tips for “wowing” in a new position/job?
This awesome tool connects your LinkedIn profile with a video creator – genius!! You will need to translate it when prompted at the top of the page.
Megan Buttita’s Video CV
Libraries of all kinds bring up mixed emotions in people. They are wonderful sources of information, but can’t I get everything on the internet? They are changing and adapting to the digital age, but aren’t they going the way of the dinosaur? I keep reading and hearing about 3D Printers, and to my surprise, there are some public libraries that are incorporating them, as well! More and more, libraries are becoming spaces for innovation and discovery – not that they haven’t always been – just that this is how they are more obviously branding themselves. This is a move in the right direction! How is your library – public, special, school – ahead of the curve when it comes to technology?
I was recently listening to a NPR Technology podcast and the question came up as to how people perceive a subscription to something vs. using an application. It’s much more hip to have use an app to subscribe to your favorite magazine, download a book, etc. than to subscribe the old fashion way. Changing the way we talk about library services, and even our information titles, changes how people understand and use our offerings. Are you an “embedded” librarian? An Information Professional? How do you use modern language to describe your job duties?
You have a library degree. What in the world are you going to do with it? Well, take a look at this list and re-think what your future might hold.
I recently went from a library job to a non-library position and can testify to the fact that librarian skills translate to many types of positions. Organization, web design and development, metadata needs, research skills, etc. are all relevant and useful for ANY job!
This is my first blog post of many, many more from our iPad. Like the iPhone, I have no idea what I did without this thing. I love everything about the iPad so far! I can do everything I can do on a regular computer, and much more! This is truly a mobile device and I am definitely hooked!
Do you have an iPad? Do you love it?