A Librarian s Guide to an Uncertain Job Market

LIS Employment Outlook When librarians guide patrons to information about the job market, the first source they turn to is usually the U.S. government's Occupational Outlook Handbook. Unfortunately, the job market is changing so rapidly ...


Author: Jeannette Woodward

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 99

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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 settingsThis 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.

What Do Employers Want A Guide for Library Science Students

The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age. New York: NealSchuman, 2010. ... Neely, Teresa Y. How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool. ... A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market.


Author: Priscilla K. Shontz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598848298

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

View: 296

A candid, comprehensive, and insightful explanation of what library school students need to do in order to maximize their chances of getting a professional position immediately after graduation.

Careers in Music Libraries IV

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Author: Misti Shaw

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9780895798930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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Music librarianship offers meaningful and fulfilling work to people from varied backgrounds. As libraries adapt to everchanging economic, demographic, cultural, and technological landscapes, it is essential for music library workers to possess a keen understanding of what is needed to remain relevant and to thrive. Whether contemplating a new career in music libraries, expanding liaison responsibilities in music, seeking paths for professional development, or feeling eager to reinvigorate a music library career, readers can turn to this book to gain practical and approachable guidance to succeed. In this substantially expanded edition of Careers in Music Librarianship III, experienced expert professionals have updated their pragmatic advice and insight from the previous edition to reflect the realities and challenges of today’s landscape. Since music library work takes place in both traditional and non-traditional settings, this edition incorporates advice on a wide range of topics not covered in earlier editions, including paraprofessional employment, liaison work, archives settings, and transitions from performance-based careers. Geared toward workers in music libraries, rather than simply to those who are, or aspire to be, librarians, this volume is intended to support people on an array of potential career paths. All who work in music libraries will find both inspiration and straightforward guidance in this indispensable book.

Library and Information Science

206 Woodward, Jeannette A. A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market. ALA Editions Special reports. chicago: American Library Association, 2011. ISBn: 978-0-83891-105-1. In this slim volume, Woodward provides tips, guidelines, ...


Author: Michael F. Bemis

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

LIS Career Sourcebook

A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market. ALA Editions, 2011. 112p. ISBN 0838911056. Written for at-risk librarians (i.e., those at risk of losing their jobs) in a supportive yet still authoritative style, Uncertain Job Market ...


Author: G. Kim Dority

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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A must-have guide of professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career--from those just entering the field, to paraprofessionals building a career trajectory, to seasoned librarians looking to explore additional career options. Thousands of students graduate with a Master of Library and Information Science degree every year. Unfortunately, budget cuts at libraries diminish available job opportunities and prompt administrators to hire less qualified--and less expensive--professionals. However, armed with the right information, library science professionals can successfully build and sustain a resilient library and information science (LIS) career inside--or outside--the traditional library setting. 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. A career lifecycle approach to building a career in the library and information sciences field Practical guidance and resources for every stage of a career Resource annotations detail the importance of a particular source A comprehensive list of resources for further reading

Careers in Music Librarianship III

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Author: Susannah Cleveland

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895797879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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Music librarianship¿a profession that brings joy and satisfaction to many¿is subject to constant change that requires, in turn, continual adaptation from its practitioners so that they become comfortable with new technologies and formats, changing standards, and fresh approaches. Relevant and solid training and education are crucial to success in this field, but they alone are insufficient to guarantee placement or promotion. Recent economic shifts have created additional instability, leaving graduates from programs in librarianship sometimes unemployed and with little feedback about the quality of their experience and education while their employed counterparts likewise have little knowledge of their skills¿ relevance to the current job market. Knowledge of training, education, and current employer expectations for music librarians can help ease such concerns and pave the way for a successful career or career change. As with the two previous editions of Careers in Music Librarianship, this volume provides career resources and guidance for current and future librarians, as well as insights for mentors and educators working with these populations. With this volume, the contributors provide a selection of readings that can help people in and considering this profession to make realistic, informed, and strategic decisions about how to succeed in it. As the profession changes, so must the professionals within it, and everyone involved with music librarianship will benefit from the guidance offered in this exciting, new book.

The Transformed Library



Author: Jeannette A. Woodward

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911648

Category: Computers

Page: 131

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Are libraries extinct? In these times of economic downturn and digital availability, what could provide libraries with a reason for being? In order to provide a vital presence on Facebook and Google+, you must provide a true sense of connection with the library's friends.

Pre Post Retirement Tips for Librarians

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Author: Carol Smallwood

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Retirement raises many questions, and each librarian's situation is unique. Our skills give us an edge in planning as well as managing our lives after library employment. This collection of essays should be an indispensable part of your retirement toolkit.

Rethinking Information Work A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals 2nd Edition

Chapters 6 through 10 will help you develop your own career strategy, giving you the key tools and tactics you need to create your best career opportunities. (In an uncertain job environment, knowing how to adapt and pivot may just be ...


Author: G. Kim Dority

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 362

A state-of-the-art guide to the world of library and information science that gives readers valuable insights into the field and practical tools to succeed in it. Identifies a broad range of Library and Information Science (LIS) career options Identifies professional skills and strengths needed in the LIS field Helps LIS students and practitioners perform a self-assessment to determine their "best fit" job preferences Examines the pros and cons of traditional, nontraditional, and independent LIS career paths Provides tips on using networking and professional reputation-building for career growth Enables readers to develop skills, attitudes, and aptitudes necessary to build a rewarding and resilient career in LIS

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

Budget cuts, hiring freezes, and downsizing in all types of libraries have created an unstable job market that challenges both job seekers and the libraries seeking qualified candidates. The ACRL 2009 Strategic Thinking Guide indicates ...


Author: Kelly Blessinger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries, including: overview of workplace culture, assessment, recruitment, acclimation for new librarians, workforce diversity, physical environment, staff morale, interaction between departments, tenure track/academic culture, mentoring/coaching, generational differences, motivation/incentives, complaints/conflict management, and organizational transparency. Includes the most current best practices and models in academic libraries Represents the viewpoints of both the employee and manager Focuses on the academic library as workplace rather than as a service provider