How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool (Google eBook)

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Teresa Y. Neely
American Library Association, 2011 - Business & Economics - 140 pages
2 Reviews
There's never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. But whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information needed to stay afloat. Their collective wisdom will act as a lifesaver, providing Practical and specific advice on how the job-search process works, including the how-tos of reading between the lines of a job listing and assembling a compelling application packet Keys to understanding the mysterious ways of search committees, and what criteria may be used to determine successful candidates The nuts and bolts of undergoing a successful job interview, plus tips for negotiating when an offer is made Job-hunters at every level of experience will find this volume the definitive resource for moving successfully into an academic career.
  

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How To Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool

User Review  - Sara Rofofsky Marcus - Book Verdict

For both those new to academic library jobs and librarians who are seasoned professionals, this book provides practical and specific advice from the job search to résumé and cover letter writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sinistmer - Goodreads

Great, articulate book! It clearly outlines the process and provides several things to consider as you go through the process, up to and including negotiations. I learned a lot and will probably re-consult it once I get a little further! Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1 WELCOME TO LIBRARY LAND
1
CHAPTER 2 ENTRYLEVEL JOBS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
13
SEEING THE OBVIOUS AND READING BETWEEN THE LINES
41
CHAPTER 4 COMPILING AN APPLICATION PACKET THAT DOESNT MAKE THE SEARCH COMMITTEE WANT TO KILL YOU
57
CHAPTER 5 YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT THROUGHOUT THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
67
TAKE YOUR BEST FOOT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AND PUT IT FORWARD
73
GET READY TO MEET THE ENTIRE LIBRARY FAMILY
83
IT SHOULD NOT BE RIDICULOUS
97
CHAPTER 9 JOB OFFERS NEGOTIATIONS AND ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU CAN ASK FOR
111
FROM LIBRARY SCHOOL TO NEW LIBRARIAN
127
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
133
INDEX
137
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About the author (2011)

Teresa Y. Neely is director of access services, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Most recently she was head of reference at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and an adjunct professor at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. She received her MLS and PhD degrees (LIS) from the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.

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