CUS Webinar Wednesday: Oct. 26@1:00-2:00 It's Never Too Late: Making the Transition into Librarianship as a Second Career

The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA welcomes your participation in Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an online statewide professional development opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups to submit a proposal. CUS Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes.

October 26, 2016

It’s Never Too Late: Making the Transition into Librarianship as a Second Career


Dawn Behrend
Lenior-Rhyne University
Nancy Willard
Brevard College

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Many individuals enter librarianship as a second career. Presenters will discuss their own experiences in transitioning into librarianship from careers in other fields. Presenters will identify the challenges and benefits of librarianship as a second career. Presenters will recognize the variation in career paths, and discuss the external and intrinsic factors that lead to librarianship as a mid-career change. Finally, presenters will suggest viable ways in which mid-career entrants to librarianship can develop their careers.

Dawn Behrend is an Instruction and Reference Librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University who is in the process of evolving her career path from a psychologist to an academic librarian. Dawn holds a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, an MBA, and an MLS. Nancy Williard is an Information Services Librarian at Brevard College. She has moved in and out of the library field many times over her career including such work as an educator, educational administrator, consultant, and paralegal.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm