Jump start your career in library and information science

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Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 2002 - Education - 185 pages
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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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User 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


Job Searching
Experience and Education
Interpersonal Skills
Writing and Publishing

About the author (2002)

Priscilla K. Shontz currently works as Library Supervisor at the University of Houston at Cinco Ranch. She is a Past President of the American Library Association New Members Round Table and is editor of the Serials Review column "Bits and Bytes".

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