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Title:
Renew yourself : a six-step plan for more meaningful work
ISBN:
9780838914991
Publication:
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017.
Physical Description:
xx, 129 pages ; 23 cm
Contents:
Preface. Why Did I Write This Book? ; Why Are You Reading It? -- Introduction. How Does This Book Work? -- 5W1H -- Who Are You? -- What Do You Want to do? -- When Is the Time Right? -- Where Should You Be? -- Why Bother? -- How Do You Do It? -- My Renewal Plan.
Abstract:
You're filled with passion, skills, experience-- but you're lacking something. You need a significant change. Hakala-Ausperk shows how to renew yourself and your future by thinking about what you love the most, and going for it. Her six-step plan poses the questions that will help you find the meaning you're searching for. Once our path is clear, we can achieve.

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Summary

Summary

Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started "accidentally," you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing job titles, and shifting responsibilities by cultivating a mindful existence in the library workplace. Building on the simple and fun approach that have made her previous books bestsellers, Hakala-Ausperk offers up a DIY-style program for revisiting personal values, understanding your options, identifying skill gaps, and creating plans for growth. Whether you're a library veteran who's feeling burned out, a new LIS grad just starting out, or somewhere in mid-career, this book will

introduce methods to help you examine your individual interests, desires, and goals; show you how to understand your workplace's priorities and culture, and offer tips for identifying where there's either a match or a gap; demonstrate how you can improve your current position; prepare you to move forward through the creation of a personalized strategic professional plan that addresses professional development, gaining additional experience, and other options for growth; include tips for effective self-marketing, networking through colleagues and friends, and acing an interview; present ways to stay happy and engaged in a new role or position; and offer guidance for sharing your skills and experience through mentorship, and retiring with grace.

Ideal for both self-paced study and team-based staff development, this six-step plan will help readers renew themselves, their careers, and their organizations.


Summary:
You're filled with passion, skills, experience-- but you're lacking something. You need a significant change. Hakala-Ausperk shows how to renew yourself and your future by thinking about what you love the most, and going for it. Her six-step plan poses the questions that will help you find the meaning you're searching for. Once our path is clear, we can achieve.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Why Did I Write This Book?p. xiii
Why Are You Reading It?p. xiv
Introductionp. xv
How Does This Book Work?p. xv
5WIHp. xvii
Who Are You?p. 1
Introductionsp. 1
Things That Really Matterp. 4
Your Renewal Plan: Step One-Who?p. 7
Life So Farp. 8
The Processp. 10
That Old Life Ladderp. 11
Stay Out of Your Wayp. 14
What Do You Want to Do?p. 19
Define Missionp. 20
What Is Work?p. 21
Your True Identityp. 22
What Did You Do?p. 22
What Do You Do Now?p. 24
What Would You Love to Do?p. 25
The Secret Formula: Values + Mission - Actionp. 28
Your Renewal Plan: Step Two-What?p. 30
"Night, Montreal"p. 32
When Is the Time Right?p. 35
Timing Isn't Everythingp. 35
When Does Success Begin (and Will You Recognize It When You See It)?p. 36
Meet Anna, Successful Writerp. 37
The Life Cycle of Purposep. 46
Your Renewal Plan: Step Three-When?p. 48
Where Should You Be?p. 51
Right Place, Right Timep. 51
Stay or Go?p. 52
Culturep. 53
Moneyp. 54
The Bossp. 54
Talentsp. 56
Visionp. 57
Passionp. 58
Securityp. 60
Colleaguesp. 61
Work/Life Balancep. 62
Attitudep. 64
Starting Overp. 64
Before You Gop. 65
While You're Lookingp. 65
What to Look Forp. 66
Values Are Everywherep. 66
Your Renewal Plan: Step Four-Where?p. 67
Why Bother?p. 71
Why Not?p. 71
What's the Worst That Can Happen?p. 72
OK Then, Why?p. 77
Your Renewal Plan: Step Five-Why?p. 84
How Do You Do It?p. 87
How Do You Eat an Elephant?p. 87
It Wasn't Raining When Noah Built the Arkp. 87
Your Renewal Plan: Step Six-How? (Part One of Three)p. 97
Your Renewal Plan: Step Six-How? (Part Two of Three)p. 100
This Is Really Happening!p. 101
Your Renewal Plan: Step Six-How? (Part Three of Three)p. 103
My Renewal Planp. 109
Bibliographyp. 113
Indexp. 123