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1: The LIS Career Universe.
2: Framing Your Career Options.
3: Who Needs what Information?.
4: Exploring Your Career Options.
6: LIS Education Options.
7: Do You Need an MLIS?.
8: Finding an MLIS Program.
9: Evaluating MLIS Programs.
10: What about Online Programs and iSchools?.
11: What Courses to Take.
12: Financial Aid Sources.
13: Does Getting an MLIS Make Sense?.
15: LIS Job Hunting.
16: Decide on Potential Job Opportunities/Career Paths.
17: Research the Relevant Job Market(s).
18: Understand Your Value Proposition.
19: Polish Your Job-Hunting Tools (E-Portfolios, Resumes, and Cover Letters).
20: Build Your Professional Brand Online before Applying for Jobs.
21: Launch Your Job Search.
22: Interviewing and Negotiating.
23: Should New Grads Take Non-LIS Jobs?.
24: Temping as an Interim Job Solution.
26: Start Your Carrer Off Right.
27: Communicating Effectively.
28: Becoming an Effective Team Player.
29: Responding Positively to Change.
30: Getting Things Done.
31: Staying Professionally Current.
32: Importance of Self-Leadership to Your Career.
35: What will You Need to Learn?.
36: How and where will You Learn?.
37: Finding Your Learning Path.
39: Building Your Professional Network.
40: What is a Professional Network?.
41: Building and Sustaining Your Professional Community.
42: Introverted? You can Still Build a Network.
43: Still a Student? Start Building Your Network in Grad School.
44: Networking Strategy.
45: Benefits of a Professional Network.
47: Establishing Your Professional Brand.
48: Key Characteristics of a Professional Brand.
49: Career Branding, Social Media, and Introverts.
50: Building Your Brand in Grad School.
51: Why Your Professional Brand is Really Important to Your Career.
54: What is Management?.
55: Management Insights.
56: Key Management Challenges.
59: Definition of Leadership.
60: Becoming a Leader—The Outside Perspective.
61: Becoming a Leader—The LIS Perspective.
62: Gender/Gen-Y Frames and Leadership.
64: Going the Independent Route.
65: Types of Independent Work.
66: Is being an Independent for You?.
67: Ways to Approach Independent Work.
68: Questions to Consider before You Leap.
69: Creating Additional Revenue Streams.
70: From Solo to Small Business (and Everything in between).
72: Transition Points: Finding Opportunity in Change.
73: Taking a Career Time-Out.
74: Relocating Your Career.
75: Moving into a New LIS Career Opportunity or Industry.
76: When Your Career Change is a Layoff.
77: Retiring—Or Not.
78: Exploring New Directions.
Appendix: ALA, CLA, and SLA Groups.
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About the Author.