Participant Driven Session: Diverse Dilemmas: Balancing Work & Family
Sponsored by: Bonhams
While juggling personal and professional obligations is not a new experience, it still requires a balancing act that can be challenging. For those in special collections, this challenge is compounded by the fact that career advancement is frequently contingent on extra professional obligations: publishing, professional development, and committee service. Developing a strategy to meet the evolving demands of work, family, and self requires dedication and flexibility, both personally and institutionally. Potential topics: How can I make time to attend conferences and publish? How can I thoughtfully plan for an extended leave? How can I talk to my supervisor about flexible scheduling? What resources are available to help me? We will encourage a frank discussion of our experiences, and strategies for navigating this terrain.
R. Arvid Nelsen, University of Minnesota, Charles Babbage Institute
Melanie J. Meyers, The Center for Jewish History
Anna Dysert, McGill University