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The librarian's career guidebook

Author: Priscilla K Shontz
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
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"Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Priscilla K Shontz
ISBN: 0810850346 9780810850347
OCLC Number: 54960605
Description: xix, 565 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Section 1 Career planning. Why be a librarian? / Sarah Ann Long --
The public in public libraries / Erika James --
Career options in academe / Mary Anne Hansen --
Never a dull day in the school library / Linda Rowan --
From makeup to missiles : special libraries mirror the diversity and complexity of today's business economy / Regina Lee --
A bird's-eye view : working for a library consortium / Kim Armstrong --
Association careers / Stephen A. Kershner --
Passing it on : a career as a full-time educator / Elaine Yontz --
Looking at libraries from both sides : librarian-vendors / Karen J. Cook --
Beckoned by Darth Vader : careers in publishing / Trudy Lindsey --
You want me to put what where? : freelancing librarianship as job, hobby, and passion / Jessamyn West --
Countless opportunities : alternative career paths for librarians and information professionals / Selma Permenter --Section 2. Choosing a library program / Kevin O'Kelly --
The M.L.S. : what is it worth? / Chrissie Anderson Peters --
Now that I'm here, what do I take? / Tanzi Merritt --
Replacing classrooms and carrels with keystrokes " distance education of library and information science professionals / Amanda J. Roberts --
Library work experience : get some! / Tom Bahlinger --
Get hired soon! improving your postgraduation employability / Elaine Yontz. Section 3. Employment. Hunting and gathering : finding jobs / Suzan Lee --
Avoiding the landmines : evaluating a potential workplace / Nancy Cunningham --
Cover letters : tips for making a good first impression / Sarah L. Johnson --
The resume : a short story about you / John Lehner --
Interviews in libraries : planning, preparation, and perfection / Tiffany Eatman Allen --
Negotiation / Mari Marsh --
Standing out from the crowd : maximizing your hirability / Richard A. Murray --
Leaving a job : it really is a small world / Madeline A. Copp --
Make your own opportunities : staying professionally active while unemployed / Colleen Simmons --
When you come to a fork in the road--
take it / Beverley Geer --
Section 4. Experience as an entry-level librarian. Does this job make me look fat?, or, Making your first year on the job a more comfortable fit / Clint Chamberlain --
I got the job, now what do i do?, or, Acclimating to the environment and defining expectations in a new workplace / Marilyn P. Lewis --
It just doesn't matter : what you didn't learn in library school / Jill Emery --
How to look like you know what you are doing : developing a professional image / Sarah E. O'Neal --
Performance reviews : terror, tedium or inspiration? / Frances C. Wilkinson and Linda K. Lewis --
Tenure-track or tenure trap / Christopher Nolan --
Section 5. Experience as an experienced librarian. Preparing for promotion : how to succeed without developing an ulcer in the process / Linda Marie Golian-Lui --
Library management / Cindy Scroggins --
Staying relevant : it's all part of learning / Birdie MacLennan --
From acorn to oak : transforming a novice into an expert / Carol Anne Germain --
Flamed! The burned -out librarian / Zahra M. Baird --
Batteries includes : ten tips to supercharge your library career / Janet Foster. Section 6. Skill. Through the mouth, the fish dies : the importance of good interpersonal communication / Junitas Bendicto --
Talk, listen, repeat : some thoughts on communication skills / Rob Persing --
Computer and technology skills for the twenty-first century librarian / Leo Robert Klein --
How to pass the 4:55 Friday afternoon test : the importance of being oppressed / Ladd Brown --
It's about time : time management skills / Beth Thornton --
Public speaking skills / Trudi E. Jacobson and John R. Vallely --
Librarian as educator, or Dewey, Dewey, and you / Gale Hannigan and Kathleen Dalton --
Effective writing for the career librarian / Bob Schatz --
The core of leadership : skills for emerging leaders / Teri R. Switzer --
Section 7. Professional development. The art and science of professional behavior / Nancy George --
Click to connect! Successful online communication / Kate Sinclair --
Conference attendance / Jeff Bullington --
Association work : What' in it for me? / Ann Snoeyenbos --
Mentoring : a primer / Carol Ritzen Kem --
Keeping our heads above water : staying current with professional issues / Denise Landry-Hyde --
Publish the thought : writing for the professional literature / Wayne Jones --
Marketing yourself : planning to achieve your professional goals / Christine Shupala --
Section 8. Enjoying your career. Decompressiong the overstressed librarian / Timothy A. Baird --
Adapting to change / Mary Anne Hansen --
Positive attitude / Dora Ho --
Balance / Ann Snoeyenbos --
The juggling act : balancing family and your library career / Catherine J. Woodworth Wong --
Conclusion : Librarianship for the love of it / Karla J. Block.
Responsibility: edited by Priscilla K. Shontz.
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