A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment: Free American Libraries Live broadcast

No matter your reasons for entering the library profession, feeling a sense of purpose and fulfillment in your work is essential—and can be hard to sustain. In the November 18th American Libraries Live, library career expert Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will share tips on how to:

• make a plan for revisiting personal values
• understand your options
• identify skill gaps
• create plans for growth

Whether you’re a library veteran who’s feeling burned out, a new LIS grad just starting out, or somewhere in between, this free, one-hour discussion is a chance to explore and discuss your goals and aspirations with a career expert as well as your peers.

Join us for this free webinar on Friday, November 18 from noon to 1 pm Eastern. You can register at https://goo.gl/BnY98V (pre-registration assures you a reminder before the event).

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, a 31-year veteran of the Ohio public-library system, has experience in everything from direct customer service to management and administration. An active library planner, speaker, consultant, and trainer, she is also the author of several books, including Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, coming January 2017.) More information about her books is at the ALA Store: alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3070 ).

AL Live, the popular free webinar series from American Libraries, covers library issues and trends in real time, giving you the opportunity to interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. It’s like having your own experts on hand.

American Libraries is the magazine of the American Library Association and the voice of the profession. Subscriptions to the print magazine and the enewsletter AL Direct are included in ALA member dues. http://www.ala.org/membership/