Poster Title: Making your voice count: An equitable and inclusive approach to thriving in Leadership searches.
Being a librarian is an exciting experience for me. I enjoy my everyday activities, but I genuinely enjoy when participating in poster sessions and conferences. This time, I had the opportunity to co-present a poster at the 2022 Virginia Library Association Annual Conference with my former colleague, James Rhoades.
The event occurred at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia, under the theme: Recovery + Revival. There were several posters from different units, including public and academic libraries.
The poster sessions took place on Wednesday at 4:00 pm. It was an unforgettable experience being in front of my poster when colleagues from other institutions came to learn more and see our product.
The poster presented the experience of creating a Dean of the Libraries profile as part of the Faculty Assembly of ODU Libraries’ work in 2021 when I served as Chair. The profile created was a team effort between the Staff Assembly and the Faculty Assembly.
Some of the takeouts from professional development activities:
- You meet other colleagues and connect with them.
- Others can see your work. It creates visibility and helps to build your professional identity.
- No matter what stage of your career, it is essential to participate in professional events where you can share experiences and observe other colleagues’ work in their information units.