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Past Event
May 16, 2023

Careers for PhDs: Consulting

On May 16 at 4:15-5:30 pm ET, Dylan Ruediger will speak on a Syracuse University panel on the nature of consultant work, the kinds of jobs available in the sector, and how to mobilize your PhD skillset to join a consultancy or start your own. Dylan will share his experience as Ithaka S+R program manager in conversation with Laura Payne-Bourcy. The event is sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Mellon Foundation.
Past Event
May 17, 2023

Navigating the Academic Career Ladder

Ensuring Credit and Recognition for your Contributions

On Wednesday, May 17 at 1 pm ET, Dylan Ruediger will join a panel of experts to provide practical guidance on navigating the complex world of academic credit. The webinar, hosted by Frontiers, will provide an engaging conversation on how to highlight your relevant experiences, track your achievements, and get the recognition you deserve in a research career. Steve Howell will share practical tips on how to get promoted in academia, Dylan Ruediger will provide context on the broader academic…
Past Event
March 29, 2023

Navigating Non-Linear Career Paths

On March 29 at 12 pm PT, Ithaka S+R Director of Strategy and Operations Colette Johnson will speak on an installment of the Versatile PhD’s Career Pathways series, on “Navigating Non-Linear Career Paths.” The virtual event will feature discussion on how professionals outside of the academy create and maintain networks, move between roles and industries, and tolerate the uncertainty that accompanies all of the above, offering advice for PhDs interested in alternative career paths. Learn more and register for…
Past Event
January 8, 2023

What’s Next? The Job Market After COVID

Session at the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting 2023

Ithaka S+R’s Kurtis Tanaka will participate in the 2023 Archeological Institute of American Annual Meeting in a session on the job market after COVID-19 and alternative academic careers. The workshop, sponsored by Student Affairs Interest Group (SAIG), will take place on Sunday, January 8, at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm CST. Preliminary panelists include Andrew Donnelly, Michael Kicey, Ana-Sofia Meneses, and Kurtis Tanaka, and organizers include Tina Bekkali-Poio, Amanda Cates Ball, and Sarah Toby Wilker. Learn more about…
Blog Post
December 16, 2022

Reflecting on the Ithaka S+R Fellowship Program

A Conversation with Two Former Fellows

Each year, Ithaka S+R welcomes a cohort of early-career researchers to join our team as fellows. Over the course of 12-16 weeks, the program immerses the fellows in our projects and partnerships, providing the opportunity to make real contributions to research that tackles critical challenges in higher education, advances equity, and fosters innovation.
Blog Post
October 25, 2016

Leading a Library Differently

Last week, I spoke about leading academic libraries through organizational change. I am grateful to Joni Blake and the Greater Western Libraries Association for inviting me to speak with a group of about 40 research library directors. I drew from my recent project on organizational structure in research libraries, emphasizing that the library’s shift away from general collections and towards distinctive collections and richer campus engagement is widely…