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Revision as of 08:57, 27 April 2006 by Ricklibrarian
Getting Your Work Noticed By Your Employer
- Be a self-starter. Offer new ideas backed by research to your supervisor or management team.
- Follow through with your ideas when approved.
- Be willing to work on your supervisors's ideas.
- Submit all the thank you cards that your library clients give you to your supervisor.
- Write well. Give your supervisor concise, readable reports that make important points without extraneous information.
Getting Your Work Noticed by the Profession
- Attend local professional meetings regularly.
- Volunteer to work on committees locally and nationally. Respond positively to the pleas for help that come by email or in library publications.
- Help with presentations at conferences. You can start by being an assistant who collect evaluation forms or does other small jobs. Talk with the presenterators and hosts.
- When attending presentations, ask good questions. Be willing to talk to others after presentations end.
- Network with librarians who share your interests. They will help you share your work with others.
Promoting Your Blog and Getting Noticed Online
- Don't just be a blog author, be a blog participant. Be sure you regularly join the conversation on other blogs and carefully monitor the conversation on yours.
- There are more blog readers/commenters than there are bloggers...think about that for a bit. If you aren't comfortable authoring a blog on a regular basis, it is okay to read and leave comments. Especially if you can tie other thoughts into your comments.
- Submit your blog to blog lists, such as Libdex's Library Weblogs, LISFeeds, and DMOZ's Open Directory Project Library and Information Science Weblogs.