Building Career Opportunities in Grad School
As an information professional, Kim’s career has included
multiple information projects and consulting engagements across
numerous types of organizations and industries, including
academia, telecommunications, publishing, marketing and public
relationships, and multiple online start-ups. As part of her
career adventures, she conceptualized and created the first
online academic library, leading a team of over 100 amazing
academic librarians who contributed their academic expertise to
develop the library’s content and resources.
Kim is the author of dozens of articles and several books on library and information science career topics, including Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals, 2d ed (2016) and LIS Career Sourcebook: Managing and Maximizing Every Step of Your Career (2012), both published by Libraries Unlimited. She is the author of the (sorely neglected) Infonista blog.
Although not much of a social media maven, by accident Kim created and manages the LinkedIn “LIS Career Options” group, which now includes more than 14,000 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, and continues to wake up every day excited about all the ways information professionals can be a force for good in the world.
Kim’s career motto: Be kind, do awesome work, and have fun!
Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
The link will be provided through student email announcements, student messaging, and the Canvas advising site calendar.