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Thursday, November 7 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Not Just a Bookkeeper: Planning & Describing Your Work with Promotions (and Tenure) in Mind

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Want to earn a promotion, make tenure, or land the next interview? Start thinking strategically about your career and learn to describe your work to non-librarians. This poster will compare ways of describing the work of technical services librarians so non-librarians understand how we contribute to the teaching and research mission of a university. As Ginger’s third-year tenure track review said, “You’re not just a bookkeeper, but that’s how you describe your work.” So, how did Ginger change her description to make tenure and how is Lizzy learning to describe her work as a new tenure-track librarian?

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Lizzy Walker

Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Wichita State University Libraries
Lizzy Walker earned her Masters in Library Science at the University of North Texas, Denton, and her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing, as well as a Minor in Early European History, at Boise State University. She started at the Wichita State University Libraries as Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian in Spring 2013. She has a background in public services and metadata. She also has a strong interest in medieval... Read More →
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Ginger Williams

Associate Professor & Acquisitions Librarian, Wichita State University
Ginger made it halfway through an accounting major before deciding that money was boring & switching to history. The accounting coursework's proved useful in her career in K-12 schools and academic libraries. Lately, she's been thinking about taking a few more accounting courses, but isn't quite sure she's ready for more lectures on depreciation methods and other exciting topics.

Thursday November 7, 2013 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Bistro Area, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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