The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the employment landscape for many, including archives workers and LIS professionals more broadly. Join Kim Dority for a discussion about strategies for keeping your career moving forward, even as you might face layoffs, unemployment, prolonged under-employment, or other roadblocks during the pandemic and economic downturn. Dority will offer actionable advice, tools, and suggestions for those recalibrating their career expectations in an uncertain time.
Kim Dority advises numerous clients on information career issues in addition to her consulting work through Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company.
She is the author of dozens of articles and several books on information-focused career topics, including Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals, 2d ed (2016). As part of her interest in LIS/LAM careers, Ms Dority created and manages the LinkedIn “LIS Career Options” group, which now includes more than 13,000 members from 80 different countries.
She received SLA’s Rose L. Vormelker Award (“the Rosie”), which recognizes outstanding commitment to teaching and professional development, in April 2017.
Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $0
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $0