Library Workers of Color Pursuing the MBA Degree AKA Master of Business Administration: A Virtual Discussion on the Opportunities and Challenges
March 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
In this panel discussion, library workers of color from different types of institutions such as public and private universities, school and public libraries will share their experiences, opportunities, and challenges in obtaining the Master of Business Administration Degree also known as “the MBA” while pursuing leadership and management opportunities. Does the MBA add value to a librarian’s work? If so, how and how does the degree enhance one’s leadership and management approaches and opportunities? Panelists will reflect and share how their programs have supported their careers. In addition, the discussion will explore topics such as working while doing the degree; paying for the degree; key experiences and skills to gain during the program and advice and strategies in pursuing the MBA particularly for Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) to consider. This is an open invitation to all library workers interested in pursuing further education for career advancement, particularly the MBA, but are not sure what paths to consider. This webinar will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.