Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Lean Up!

Guest post written by Jean O’Grady, Director of Research Services and Libraries, DLA Piper

Leave your comfort zone behind! Break out your resume, job description and a red pen.  Whether you are an entry level librarian or a Director, the Lean Up panelists will inspire you to raise your career expectations.

The morning panel, moderated by Jean O’Grady, includes a C-Level Recruiter and  two librarians, Bob Oaks and Bill Scarborough, who have reached the CLevel or have leveraged their library experience into non-traditional career paths. Bob Oaks is the Chief Library and Records Officer at Latham and Watkins. Bill Scarborough, has taken a different trajectory from Library Director to  roles in Human Resources, CIO, and law firm Executive Director. They will be joined by Rodney L. Abstone, II a  dynamic  C-Level recruiter, who will focus on how to analyze your resume and your job description to assure that you are not underselling your true value. This will be a highly interactive session which will engage you in understanding how to identify and market your highest value skills.

Add this panel to the morning keynote and three afternoon programs and you now have five good reasons to register for the Summit.   And that doesn’t even count all the fun and networking opportunities.   Join us Friday evening at the Palace Ballroom for the opening reception generously hosted by Bloomberg Law/Bloomberg BNA.  (RSVPs are required by July 5th and can be made online at .  Catch up and network with colleagues while you register and enjoy a continental breakfast (thanks LexisNexis) and again during lunch (thanks Wolters Kluwer Law & Business).

But hurry, please.  TODAY IS  THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE!!! For more detailed information on the program and speakers, and how to register, visit the Summit Blog .

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About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.

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