The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide

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Information Today, Inc., 2006 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Here is a unique resource for next generation librarians, addressing the specific needs of GenXers and Millennials as they work to define themselves as information professionals. The book focuses on how NextGens can move their careers forward and positively impact the profession. Library career guru Rachel Singer Gordon -- herself a NextGen librarian -- provides timely advice along with tips and insights from dozens of librarians on issues ranging from image and stereotypes, to surviving library school and entry-level positions, to working with older colleagues. A special section for current library administrators and managers makes this a must-read not only for NextGen librarians, but for those who recruit, work with, and mentor them.
  

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Review: The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

So far, this is probably the most relevant book to my own experiences as a graduate student and young professional, and I really enjoyed reading it. Some of the advice given by the author is really ... Read full review

Review: The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide

User Review  - Cathy Mardiguian - Goodreads

I thought this was a useful read. As well as sharing the opinions of many librarians, library workers, and MLS students in both the under-40 and over-40 categories, this book contains a plethora of ... Read full review

Contents

Next Generation Librarianship
1
Surviving Library School
17
Surviving the lob Hunt
39
Surviving EntryLevel Positions
63
Moving Forward
81
Image Stereotypes and Diversity
99
Chapter j Connections
117
WorkLife Balance
135
Resources for Librarian Parents
140
Transforming the Profession
147
o A Note to Library Administrators
171
Surveys
183
Recommended Reading
193
About the Author
201
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