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Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science (edition 2002)

by Priscilla K. Shontz

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Authors:Priscilla K. Shontz
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This is a good overview on starting a career in librarianship! The biblographies at the end of each chapter are nice, as well, and I enjoyed seeing a couple of quotes by a colleague now at Duke. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
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.
  qclissa | May 16, 2007 |
Very readable, Shontz touches on many aspects of librarianship and how to get a job. This was particularly helpful for me as I moved from a clerical cog-in-the-machine to a professional greater-picture career. Her emphasis on professional organizations (ALA, etc.) is understandable, but not for everyone, especially considering the present state of ALA in particular. There is nothing particularly revolutionary in here: network, network, network! But a useful book nonetheless, and nice to read a career book that really spoke to the unique situation of library work. ( )
  heidialice | Aug 16, 2006 |
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Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science is designed to help new librarians begin to manage a successful and satisfying career in the library and information science profession. Although the first years are often overwhelming, they can be the key to creating a successful career as a librarian or information professional. Unless one is fortunate enough to have good mentors or strong support groups, a new librarian may drift into an unsatisfying career. This book emphasizes the value of defining one's own idea of success and of positioning one's self to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities that arise. Although the book is aimed at students and new information professionals, much of the advice may apply to a librarian at any stage of his or her career.

This book contains advice and anecdotes gathered from research and interviews with more than 70 information professionals in a variety of library-related careers. The book is written in a practical, easy-to-read style. The modular format allows a reader to read any chapter on its own or to read the chapters in any order, choosing which ones are most relevant at any point. The book covers eight broad topics: career planning, job searching, gaining experience and education, developing interpersonal skills and leadership skills, networking, mentoring, and writing for publication. Lengthy lists of related readings, as well as related web sites, are included to allow the reader to follow up on any topic.

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Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science is designed to help new librarians begin to manage a successful and satisfying career in the library and information science profession. Although the first years are often overwhelming, they can be the key to creating a successful career as a librarian or information professional. Unless one is fortunate enough to have good mentors or strong support groups, a new librarian may drift into an unsatisfying career. This book emphasizes the value of defining one's own idea of success and of positioning one's self to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities that arise. Although the book is aimed at students and new information professionals, much of the advice may apply to a librarian at any stage of his or her career. This book contains advice and anecdotes gathered from research and interviews with more than 70 information professionals in a variety of library-related careers. The book is written in a practical, easy-to-read style. The modular format allows a reader to read any chapter on its own or to read the chapters in any order, choosing which ones are most relevant at any point. The book covers eight broad topics: career planning, job searching, gaining experience and education, developing interpersonal skills and leadership skills, networking, mentoring, and writing for publication. Lengthy lists of related readings, as well as related web sites, are included to allow the reader to follow up on any topic.… (more)

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