Career Q&A: A Librarian's Real-Life, Practical Guide to Managing a Successful Career, 1st Edition

  • Susanne Markgren
  • Tiffany Eatman Allen
  • Published By: Information Today
  • ISBN-10: 1573877328
  • ISBN-13: 9781573877329
  • DDC: 020.23
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Librarianship is an exciting and rewarding career choice that offers variety, diversity, flexibility, and room to grow. In Career Q&A, Susanne Markgren and Tiffany Eatman Allen examine events, transitions, struggles, and advances that encompass and define a librarian's career, answering a range of important questions library professionals face as they move through the various stages of their working lives. For more than 10 years, Markgren and Allen have collaborated on the popular advice column "Career Q&A with the Library Career People." Here, blending their own best advice with tips and ideas from a number of their savvy peers, they guide current and aspiring information professionals in their pursuit of satisfying careers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Website.
1: Setting the Stage.
2: The Beginning: Getting Started or Getting Going.
3: Making a Good First Impression: The Art of the Cover Letter.
4: Documenting Your Employment History: The Art of the Resume.
5: Online Identities: Managing Your Online Presence and Building Your Brand.
6: Interviewing: Getting Ready for the Show.
7: Staging Your Own Set.
8: Networking: Getting Involved in the Profession.
9: From Here to There: Time for a Change.
10: Putting Yourself Out There: Presenting and Writing.
11: Job Flexibility: Possibility or Myth?.
12: Alternative Jobs: The Nontraditional Career Path.
13: Finishing Stages.
14: Moving Up the Ladder: Stepping into Management.
15: Keeping Up: Following Technology and Trends.
16: Collaboration: Forming Productive Partnerships.
17: Retirement: Wrapping Up Your Career and Planning for the Next Stage.
About the Authors.