Jumpstart Your Career in Grad School: An intensive workshop for library & information science graduate students

Presented by the SLA Student Chapter at UCLA
with the generous support of the SLA Southern California Chapter.

Please note that this event has been canceled.

October 20, 2012 at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Downtown L.A.

All students are welcome!

Your MLIS or MIS will arm you with terrific information skills, but it will be up to you to turn those skills into a rewarding, resilient and sustainable career. What are the strategies and tactics you can put into action NOW as you progress through your program to help ensure that you graduate with a degree – and a career? Created by two seasoned information professionals, Kim Dority and Scott Brown, this intensive, full-day workshop will provide the insights, inspiration, coaching and practical tools you need to create the career of your dreams. You’ll walk away with many new tools for your career toolkit, including an understanding of how your skills can be applied in a variety of settings, and tactics to market and brand yourself effectively.


Kim Dority is the founder and president of Dority & Associates, an information strategy and content development company focusing on research, writing, editing, information process design, and publishing. During her career, she has worked in academia, publishing, telecommunications, and the library fields, in for-profit and nonprofit settings, for both established companies and start-ups. Kim created and teaches a course on alternative career paths for LIS students and practitioners in the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science graduate program. She is the author of two books on LIS careers, including Rethinking Information Work (2006) and LIS Career Sourcebook (2012), both published by Libraries Unlimited. In addition, Kim created and manages the LinkedIn “LIS Career Options” group, which now includes more than 4,300 members from 60 different countries commenting on roughly 475 discussions. She received her MLS from the University of Denver.

Scott Brown draws on over 20 years’ experience in library and information organizations (including public, academic and corporate settings) to bring an extraordinarily broad range of expertise to his LIS career coaching. Scott Brown is the owner of Social Information Group, an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information.  He is a former president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SLA, and a founding CI Division board member.  He is currently President of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). Scott is an adjunct faculty member, teaching competitive intelligence topics, at San Jose State University in California. He received his library degree from San Jose State University in 1999, and holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Regis University in Colorado.
Follow Scott on Twitter at @scbrown5 or @socialinfo


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