A Librarian's Guide to An Uncertain Job Market

A Librarian's Guide to An Uncertain Job Market

eBook - 2011
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Amer Library Assn
During these tough economic times, more people are relying on libraries than ever before, even as library funding is being slashed or eliminated altogether. The hard truth is that many seasoned librarians are losing their jobs, and many recent LIS graduates are having a hard time finding one. Being unemployed is potentially devastating; without a clear, well-thought out game plan and considerable attention to their own personal well-being, those affected may find it difficult to recover. In this ALA Editions Special Report, Woodward, a veteran librarian with decades of experience, helps at-risk librarians * Prepare for budget crunches by showing them how to develop versatile skills and plan ahead for potential changes in employment * Educate themselves about which library positions are being phased out and which will hold steady or expand * Adjust their career goals, repurpose their existing skills for non-traditional librarianship, and even search for work in non-library settings This Special Report provides the compassionate guidance and pragmatic support that librarians will need to survive possible career crises and reenter the job market with renewed confidence.

Book News
Woodward, a library consultant and former academic library administrator and public library director, helps librarians and library and information science professionals who have lost their jobs, or are uncertain about them, due to the recession. She describes current employment prospects for professionals and new graduates, making a job recession-proof and preparing for the future, surviving unemployment and job-hunting, exploring other options like part-time work and independent contracting, and creating effective applications, resumes, and interviews. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2011
ISBN: 9780838992982
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 99 pages)


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