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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User Review  - Sinistmer - Goodreads

As a library science student, it was kind of a scary book to read (especially the job search section). However, I thought it gave a great summary of the issues that libraries and libraries are ... Read full review

Review: The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide

User Review  - Christina G - Goodreads

Probably the most helpful guide for new librarians that I've read so far. Most advice was pretty intuitive, but I find reading this sort of thing comforting. 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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