Librarian Life Story: Developing Your Professional Narrative

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Southeastern NY Library Resources Council, Highland, NY
Trainer: Kristin Charles-Scaringi, Kingston Public Library

This workshop is a follow up to Kristin's presentation at SENY-Con 2019, expanded to workshop length by popular demand! Librarians can use storytelling techniques to develop a professional narrative that can be used in the application, interviewing, marketing, and professional development processes. Once we know our own story and why we do what we do, we are better prepared to create a road map to further develop our careers and, perhaps, the profession as a whole.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • learn the basics elements of a good story and how it applies to their professional lives.
  • create their own professional stories.
  • try out their new stories in mock applications and interviews.

About the speaker:
Kristin Charles-Scaringi's story ... so far: Kristin is the adult and teen services librarian at the Kingston Library, part of the Mid-Hudson Library System, where she has worked for almost eight years. Prior to becoming a librarian, Kristin was a journalist and public relations writer/editor. She loves to find ways to incorporate storytelling elements into her professional life as a librarian.