Rethinking Information Work: A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals (Google eBook)

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Libraries Unlimited, 2006 - Business & Economics - 222 pages
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Today, information work offers you an unprecedented number of career options. Whether you are a student, taking your first steps in librarianship, a mid-careerist planning your next best professional move, or a seasoned information professional looking for new directions and growth; this practical guide can help you sort through the options. Leading you through a process of planning the information career of your choice, it shows you how to determine what type of work would be most fulfilling to you, explores what types of work are available to those with an LIS-based skill set, and helps you create an action plan for accomplishing your career goals and reaching your full professional potential.
  

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Eased every fear and answered every question I'd had about getting my MLIS. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Wonderfully-written and inspiring. It really helped me to think "outside of the box" and think of my career in different ways. I am still working as a traditional librarian, but Dority's book is ... Read full review

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Contents

Rethinking Information Work
1
SelfKnowledge Your Career Starting Point
19
The Traditional Path
39
The Nontraditional Path
73
The Independent Path
97
Creating Your Professional Portfolio
117
Growing Your Career
135
Thriving on Change
155
Creating Your Career Map
171
Taking Charge of Your Career
189
Special Interest Groups
201
Employment Resources
211
Current Awareness Resources
215
Index
219
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About the author (2006)

G. Kim Dority is adjunct faculty at University of Denver's graduate library school.

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