Day/Time: Wednesday, May 25,  11:45am – 12:45pm


  • John W. Warren, Director and Associate Professor MPS in Publishing, George Washington University
  • Additional speakers TBD


Strategic planning principles can be applied to your personal career to create direction, clarity, and focus, ultimately leading to a more rewarding and successful career. This Interactive Session/Workshop focuses on strategies that library publishing professionals, in a wide range of career levels and job functions, can take to plan, manage, and advance their careers. We will introduce principles of strategic planning, goal setting, prioritization, and more that can be applied toward personal career development. We’ll discuss key skills that will be needed in 2030 and beyond; how these skills might differ for editorial, marketing, production, and management; the value of professional certification and advanced degrees for publishing professionals; and awareness of the need for publishing to be accessible and to include people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The strategies, tools, and action steps we’ll explore in this interactive session will aid you in mentoring others, benefit your team and your organization, and help you to advance through the profession and achieve your goals.