Straight from the Stacks: A Firsthand Guide to Careers in Library and Information Science (Google eBook)

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American Library Association, 2003 - Business & Economics - 155 pages
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For library students, paraprofessionals, and librarians who are wondering if they have their ladder against the right wall, Straight from the stacks fills the need for an up-to-date resource that uncovers the amazing and varied jobs available in the library field. Encompassing both traditional and nontraditional career paths in libraries, this comprehensive and engaging guide makes it easy to get a grip on these and other information science career path questions. Organized by type of institution including public, school, academic, nontraditional, medical/law, and library administration. Kane covers the many areas of librarianship and typical jobs in each environment and provides practical answers to the common questions: Should I move ahead for that MLIS? Where can I go with this advanced degree in library science? What else is out there? Am I on the right career path? What experience and training do I need? Tracing career paths, everyday duties, and qualities for succeeding, this useful overview offers anyone entering the profession inspiration as well as hard-hitting career-building information. First-hand accounts from real-life librarians in a variety of information science di
  

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

A fantastic overview of many varied positions in the library field. this is one of the best books I've read on the subject. Many librarians in different roles are profiles and tell their own story of ... Read full review

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User Review  - L - Goodreads

I read this when I first began my MLS, and now that I am on the other side, find this to be an excellent resource for Library Science majors who are conducting an employment search. The profiles and ... Read full review

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Contents

Public Librarianship
1
Spotlights
3
Head of CirculationAssistant Director
6
Library Services Supervisor
8
Consumer Health Librarian
11
Government Documents Librarian
15
Job descriptions
18
Circulation Librarians
20
Nontraditional Librarianship Corporate and Freelance
79
Spotlights
81
Organizational Development Consultant Specializing in Libraries
84
US Catalog Librarian
87
Director Business Research Center
89
Knowledge Management Manager
91
Information Architect
93
Sales Coordinator
95

Technical Services Librarians
21
SystemsAutomation Librarians
22
School Media LibrarianshipChild and Young Adult Librarianship
24
Spotlights
27
Head Media and AV Specialist
31
Childrens Librarian
35
ReferenceYoung Adult Services Librarian
40
Job descriptions
43
Childrens ServicesYoung Adult Services Librarians Public Libraries
45
Academic Librarianship
47
Spotlights
48
Director of Cataloging
54
Head Serials Department and Coordinator of Acquisitions Services
57
Director Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance
60
Library Systems Administrator
63
Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management
67
Job Descriptions
70
Academic Circulation Librarians
72
Academic Instructional Services Librarians
73
Academic AcquisitionsSerials Librarians
74
Academic Cataloging Librarians
75
Academic Systems Librarians
76
Job Descriptions
97
Freelance Library Consultants
98
Information Architects
99
Medical and Law Librarianship
101
Spotlights
104
Bioinformatics Librarian
107
Associate Director Library Services
110
Veterinary Medical Librarian
114
Clinical Librarian for Pediatrics
119
Assistant Librarian for Reference Services
123
Information Resources Systems Coordinator
126
Job Descriptions
130
HospitalClinical Librarians
131
Academic Law Librarians
132
Corporate Law Librarians
133
Library Directorship
135
Spotlights
136
Director University Health Sciences Library
142
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
147
Director of University Libraries
150
Job Description
153
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About the author (2003)

Laura Kane is the head of Cataloging and Acquisitions at the University of South Carolina's (USC) School of Medicine Library in Columbia, South Carolina.

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