The Librarian's Career Guidebook

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Priscilla K. Shontz
Scarecrow Press, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 565 pages
Sage advice and career guidance is offered by sixty-four information professionals from diverse positions and workplaces. This practical guide addresses a wide variety of career issues. The advice is aimed at librarians in various stages of a career: prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and entry-level librarians, as well as experienced information professionals. Covers: - Career options - Education - The job search - On-the-job experience - Professional development - Essential skills and strategies for enjoying your career
 

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Contents

Why Be a Librarian?
3
The Public in Public Libraries
9
Career Options in Academe
18
Never a Dull Day in the School Library
25
From Makeup to Missiles Special Libraries Mirror the Diversity and Complexity of Todays Business Economy
35
A BirdsEye View Working for a Library Consortium Kim Armstrong
45
Association Careers
51
Passing It On A Career as a FullTime Educator
57
TenureTrack or Tenure Trap?
281
Preparing for Promotion How to Succeed without Developing an Ulcer in the Process
293
Library Management
307
Staying Relevant Its All Part of Learning
312
From Acorn to Oak Transforming a Novice into an Expert
325
Flamed The BurnedOut Librarian
332
Batteries Included Ten Tips to Supercharge Your Library Career
340
Through the Mouth the Fish Dies The Importance of Good Interpersonal Communication Skills
351

Looking at Libraries from Both Sides LibrarianVendors
63
Beckoned by Darth Vader Careers in Publishing
75
You Want Me to Put What Where? Freelancing Librarianship as Job Hobby and Passion
83
Countless Opportunities Alternative Career Paths for Librarians and Information Professionals
92
Choosing a Library Program
103
The MLS What Is It Worth?
109
Now That Im Here What Do I Take?
121
Replacing Classrooms and Carrels with Keystrokes Distance Education of Library and Information Science Professionals
128
Library Work Experience Get Some
140
Get Hired Soon Improving Your Postgraduation Employability
147
Hunting and Gathering Finding Jobs
155
Avoiding the Landmines Evaluating a Potential Workplace
162
Cover Letters Tips for Making a Good First Impression
173
The Resume A Short Story about You
181
Interviews in Libraries Planning Preparation and Perfection
190
Negotiation
197
Standing out from the Crowd Maximizing Your Hirability
203
Leaving a Job It Really Is a Small World
214
Make Your Own Opportunities Staying Professionally Active While Unemployed
222
When You Come to a Fork in the Road Take It
229
Does This Job Make Me Look Fat? Or Making Your First Year on the Job a More Comfortable Fit
237
I Got the Job Now What Do I Do? Or Acclimating to the Environment and Defining Expectations in a New Workplace
247
It Just Doesnt Matter What You Didnt Learn in Library School
252
How to Look Like You Know What You Are Doing Developing a Professional Image
263
Performance Reviews Terror Tedium or Inspiration?
271
Talk Listen Repeat Some Thoughts on Communication Skills
357
Computer and Technology Skills for the TwentyFirstCentury Librarian
365
How to Pass the 455 Friday Afternoon Test The Importance of Being Organized
375
Its About Time TimeManagement Skills
385
Public Speaking Skills
395
Librarian as Educator or Dewey Dewey and You?
406
Effective Writing for the Career Librarian
416
The Core of Leadership Skills for Emerging Leaders
423
The Art and Science of Professional Behavior
431
Click to Connect Successful Online Communication
438
Conference Attendance
447
Association Work Whats in It for Me?
456
Mentoring A Primer
463
Keeping Our Heads above Water Staying Current with Professional Issues
473
Publish the Thought Writing for the Professional Literature
481
Marketing Yourself Planning to Achieve Your Professional Goals
488
Decompressing the Overstressed Librarian
499
Adapting to Change
507
Positive Attitude
514
Balance
521
The Juggling Act Balancing Family and Your Library Career
530
Conclusion Librarianship for the Love of It
540
Index
551
About the Editor
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Priscilla K. Shontz is the author of Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science (Scarecrow Press, 2002). She has worked in academic, special and public libraries and currently works as a freelance writer and webmaster/editor of LIScareer.com.

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