LIS Career Sourcebook: Managing and Maximizing Every Step of Your Career, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598849328
  • ISBN-13: 9781598849325
  • DDC: 020.23
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 246 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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LIS Career Sourcebook: Managing and Maximizing Every Step of Your Career provides a chapter-by-chapter overview of key career stages and strategies, and identifies for each the best information resources to help readers develop a successful LIS career. The author lays out the typical stages that workers are likely to encounter as they move through their professional life, highlighting important issues associated with each stage and providing insights and resources for making smart career choices along the way. Covering the entire career lifespan from entry level to retirement, the resources cited will help readers make informed choices about career options, professional development, and personal career satisfaction.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The LIS Career Universe.
2: Framing Your Career Options.
3: Who Needs what Information?.
4: Exploring Your Career Options.
5: Resources.
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?.
14: Resources.
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.
25: Resources.
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.
33: Resources.
34: Learning.
35: What will You Need to Learn?.
36: How and where will You Learn?.
37: Finding Your Learning Path.
38: Resources.
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.
46: Resources.
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.
52: Resources.
53: Managing.
54: What is Management?.
55: Management Insights.
56: Key Management Challenges.
57: Resources.
58: Leading.
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.
63: Resources.
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).
71: Resources.
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.
79: Resources.
Appendix: ALA, CLA, and SLA Groups.
ALA Groups.
Canadian Library Association.
SLA Groups.
About the Author.