Event Information

Career Advancement in the Field of Publishing

March 16, 2016 - 11:30 AM
Open Book (Target Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
Member price: $20
Non-member price: $25

Event Description

Publishing, like all fields, has changed tremendously in recent years. Impacted by everything from technology to globalization to the rise in self-publishing, the field has needed to be agile to stay relevant. Publishing professionals have needed to be more agile yet, with editors dipping their toes into marketing, designers developing expertise in ebooks, and everyone on the team learning to do the social media do-si-do. With so much going on, it's easy to lose track of personal career management. In this session, expert career strategist Amy Lindgren will describe three key arenas of modern publishing and two discovery questions to pursue in determining your next career moves. Come join the discussion and learn ways to stay upright in a field where the ground keeps shifting.

President of Prototype Career Service since 1985, Amy writes a nationally syndicated column ( and appears regularly as a guest expert on Minnesota Public Radio. She has authored 12 job search guides and is co-author of a 2016 workbook for older job seekers. In addition to building her career counseling practice, she has maintained a parallel, intermittent profession in publishing which began with proofreading at West Publishing during college. In 1992 Amy founded Banfil Street Press to publish a book on the repatriation of former prisoners of war, which was awarded an honorable mention in the Minnesota Book Awards. Three years later she created Prototype Career Media as a way to publish job search guides and curriculum. She considers publishing to be her second professional "home" and has been an MPBR member off and on since 1990.

Where & When
Open Book (Target Performance Hall)
1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Wednesday, March 16; 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Parking Information
There is a small side lot next to the Open Book building (just past the building on the right as you are heading east on Washington; for those heading west, turn on 10th or 11th and go down the alley to access the lot). If the Open Book lot is full, other options are:
  • Meters along 10th and 11th; most cost $1.00/hour
  • Guthrie ramp. Enter on 9th Avenue (between Washington and 2nd Street South).
  • Municipal parking ramp across from the Mill City Museum (this is a longer walk because it is a block farther away and the entrance is on 2nd Street South).

Registation Information
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at approximately 12:00 p.m. Fees, which include lunch, are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. If space allows walk-ins, those without reservations will be charged $30 at the door. If you reserve a place, a lunch will be ordered for you and you'll be expected to pay for it whether or not you attend.


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