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Call for Proposals – Next Steps: Create and Cultivate a Career That Matters

Taking place online Wednesday, May 13, 2020, this one-day conference is designed to give librarians and library staff the opportunity to learn, share insights, and discuss best practices on managing their careers from start to finish. With proper planning and knowledge, library professionals can actively cultivate their career to go farther, find more fulfillment and create work that matters.

Free for members and open non-members, the online conference will consist of keynote speaker(s); concurrent break-out sessions; and the annual Amigos Member Business Meeting carried out by Amigos leadership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting career goals/Setting a vision for your career
  • Assuming a leadership role
  • Exiting librarianship
  • After librarianship
  • Switching gears
  • Succession planning
  • Things I wish I knew earlier

If you can speak on one of these topics, or have another topic in mind, please submit your proposal (below) by Friday, March 20, 2020. Don't worry if you've never presented online. It's easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Tracy Byerly at or 800-843-8482, ext. 2893.