Lunch with Betsy was a success!

In case you missed having lunch with Betsy Wilson, here is the recap of some great advice that she had for MLIS students:

  • [On getting involved with professional organizations] Find something you’re interested in and volunteer, volunteer, and volunteer! Attend committee meetings, be persistent, and reach out to people — this helps build skills and professional connections.
  • Important skills/knowledge to develop…..
    • the ability to assess user needs
    • an understanding of “anything digital” — including digital publications, data life-cycles, how to bring technology to users, information policy, and open access
    • professional and personal values and principles — these will help drive how you thrive (or not thrive) once you’re in a position
  • Get out and talk to people; the library community is a small world.
  • Be ready and able to articulate what you do and what value you bring to society.
  • Know your story and how to share it.
  • Stay open to all opportunities; you can’t predict what might come your way!

Thanks for participating and for those that missed it this time, there’s always next year!! 🙂

A photo of Betsy Wilson and all attendees to the lunch! (Minus the co-president  who kindly took this photo!)
A photo of Betsy Wilson and all attendees to the lunch! (Minus the co-president who kindly took this photo!)

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