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Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science - Priscilla K. Shontz

Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science

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This practical guide is designed to help new librarians begin to manage a successful and satisfying career in the library and education science profession. Although the first years are often overwhelming, they can be the key to creating a successful career. 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 positioning oneself to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities that arise. 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 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 and leadership skills, networking, mentoring, and writing for publication. Lists of related readings and websites are included.

...there have been few works that comprehensively address all the questions someone starting out in the career could have. Priscilla K. Shontz's new book, Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science, fills this gap in an outstanding way....provides up-to-date guidance in all the main areas job seekers need to understand....What makes Shontz's work truly unique is the fact that she has included contributions from over seventy information professionals at all stages of their careers....These librarians offer invaluable advice and personal experiences that really make the book shine....anecdotes are funny, touching, and wise, but most of all they are always informative and enlightening....should be required reading for all students in library and information science programs, their instructors, and anyone else who cares about the direction librarianship is taking and the people who will shape its future. * One-Person Library * An invaluable guide to getting the most out of your chosen career...Whether you are a new librarian or interested in re-energizing your career, this book is your key to managing a successful and rewarding career...Well organized...this book covers all the important cornerstones and steppingstones to building a flourishing career...Don't delay, get your copy today! * Nmrt Voice * Shontz offers practical advice on career planning, job searching, education, networking, interpersonal skills, mentoring, leadership skills, and professional writing and publishing. * American Libraries * This is a very well-done book on both starting and renewing a career in librarianship....This book is an excellent and welcome addition to this genre. It is the kind of book all librarians should have had when they entered the profession....It is specified for librarianship, but everything in it applies equally in principle to any career or profession. This work is an excellent choice for special and academic libraries. It will do well in most public libraries as well. For those who are thinking about a career in library science or are already in a career, this book gets the highest recommendation. It is easily one of the best efforts in this genre that this author has encountered. * American Reference Books Annual * In just under 200 pages, Shontz manages to touch on nearly every issue of interest to new librarians, as well as those looking to revitalize their careers....Shontz is well qualified to write on this topic. The information is useful, detailed, and current, and each chapter could easily stand on its own....also an enjoyable and entertaining read. * Info Career Trends * ...there have been few works that comprehensively address all the questions someone starting out in the career could have. Priscilla K. Shontz's new book, Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science, fills this gap in an outstanding way...provides up-to-date guidance in all the main areas job seekers need to understand...What makes Shontz's work truly unique is the fact that she has included contributions from over seventy information professionals at all stages of their careers...These librarians offer invaluable advice and personal experiences that really make the book shine...anecdotes are funny, touching, and wise, but most of all they are always informative and enlightening...should be required reading for all students in library and information science programs, their instructors, and anyone else who cares about the direction librarianship is taking and the people who will shape its future. One-Person Library An invaluable guide to getting the most out of your chosen career...Whether you are a new librarian or interested in re-energizing your career, this book is your key to managing a successful and rewarding career...Well organized...this book covers all the important cornerstones and steppingstones to building a flourishing career...Don't delay, get your copy today! Nmrt Voice Shontz offers practical advice on career planning, job searching, education, networking, interpersonal skills, mentoring, leadership skills, and professional writing and publishing. American Libraries This is a very well-done book on both starting and renewing a career in librarianship...This book is an excellent and welcome addition to this genre. It is the kind of book all librarians should have had when they entered the profession...It is specified for librarianship, but everything in it applies equally in principle to any career or profession. This work is an excellent choice for special and academic libraries. It will do well in most public libraries as well. For those who are thinking about a career in library science or are already in a career, this book gets the highest recommendation. It is easily one of the best efforts in this genre that this author has encountered. American Reference Books Annual In just under 200 pages, Shontz manages to touch on nearly every issue of interest to new librarians, as well as those looking to revitalize their careers...Shontz is well qualified to write on this topic. The information is useful, detailed, and current, and each chapter could easily stand on its own...also an enjoyable and entertaining read. Info Career Trends

List of Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Career Planningp. 1
Job Searchingp. 27
Experience and Educationp. 59
Networkingp. 85
Interpersonal Skillsp. 101
Mentoringp. 121
Leadership Skillsp. 133
Writing and Publishingp. 149
Conclusionp. 173
Book Proposalp. 177
Companion Websitep. 183
About the Authorp. 185
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ISBN: 9780810840843
ISBN-10: 0810840847
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd December 2001
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25