Jump start your career in library and information science
Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science is designed to help new librarians manage a successful and satisfying career in the library and information science profession. Although the first years in a library career are often overwhelming, they can be the key to success. This book emphasizes the value of defining one's own idea of success and preparing to take advantage of opportunities that arise. Although aimed at students and new information professionals, much of the advice applies to librarians at any stage of their careers.
Priscilla Shontz presents advice and anecdotes gathered from research and interviews with more than seventy information professionals in a variety of library-related careers. The modular format allows a reader to peruse any chapter on its own and to read the chapters in his or her preferred order. Seven broad topics are covered: career planning, job searching, gaining experience and education, developing interpersonal and leadership skills, networking, mentoring, and writing for publication. Related readings, as well as helpful Web sites, are included.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - qclissa - LibraryThing
Covers some of the same ground as Shontz's more general work, The librarian's career guidebook, but oriented specifically toward new library school graduates. If that's you, and you can get only one, get this. Read full review
Experience and Education
Writing and Publishing