Mid Career Library and Information Professionals Book

Mid Career Library and Information Professionals


  • Author : Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-12-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630533

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Mid Career Library and Information Professionals Excerpt :

As librarians move into the middle of their careers, they are more ready than ever to take on new leadership opportunities. Literature on leadership is expanding in the field of library and information sciences, and more and more seminars and workshops are being offered for new and seasoned leaders. This book asks the questions: ‘What about us?’ and, ‘Where is the leadership advice and training for those who are no longer new librarians, but are also not yet seasoned leaders?’ The title illustrates how to work the middle, from being in the sophomore slump progressing to the next leaders in the field, to look for perspectives from others who are in the middle of their career, and how they have developed into leaders, ways to develop one’s own style of leadership and grow one’s career and future as a librarian and information professional. Perspectives on leadership from mid-career information professionals Tips and tools on how to become a leader from the middle of your career A how-to guide on making changes from the middle

Rethinking Information Work Book
Score: 5
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Rethinking Information Work


  • Author : G. Kim Dority
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 159158180X

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Rethinking Information Work Excerpt :

A guide for librarians and information professionals offers advice on career planning, work options, and preparing a professional portfolio.

Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science Book
Score: 4
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Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science


  • Author : T. Allan Taylor
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816075461

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Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science Excerpt :

Whether you're a student or a professionals ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or alter the direction of your current career in library and/or information science. Features include a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes list educational institutions, periodicals and directories, professional associations, and useful industry Web sites.

Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science Book

Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science


  • Author : Priscilla K. Shontz
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2001-12-22
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461660156

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Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science Excerpt :

Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science is designed to help new librarians begin to manage a successful and satisfying career in the library and information science profession.

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Profession Book

Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Profession


  • Author : Jana Varlejs
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2009-08-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9783598441776

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Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information Profession Excerpt :

This volume comprises papers prepared for the 8th World Conference on Continuing Professional Development (Bologna, Italy, 18-20 August 2009). Within the broad theme of creating a positive work environment for a multi-generational workforce in library and information organizations, the conference addresses managing between and across generations, mentoring and coaching, attracting people to the profession and developing a new generation of leaders, re-skilling and transferability of skills, succession planning and passing on knowledge.

A Day in the Life Book
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A Day in the Life


  • Author : Priscilla K. Shontz
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 1591583640

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A Day in the Life Excerpt :

Presents descriptions of job responsibilities, education and training, and a typical workday for different types of librarians working in public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as in jobs for library vendors, publishers, and library associations.

Mastering Subject Specialties Book

Mastering Subject Specialties


  • Author : Karen Sobel
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2016-03-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1440839646

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Mastering Subject Specialties Excerpt :

Covering the most common subject specialties and departmental liaison roles found in colleges and universities, this guide is for early- and mid-career librarians looking to move up in their chosen specialty as well as for established academic librarians interested in changing fields or for librarians taking on liaison roles in areas outside their expertise. * Supplies invaluable career advice from experienced professionals on key subjects such as changing fields within librarianship, patterns of scholarly communication in different fields, tenure, and moving up in your chosen field * Provides information far beyond the basics taught in courses on academic librarianship * Offers valuable insights for beginning academic librarians as well as experienced librarians and career-changers * Covers the most commonly found subject specialties in colleges and universities—literature, history, social and behavioral sciences, arts, pure and applied sciences, and business—as well as in academic special libraries for law, health science, music, and government information

Managing Careers Book

Managing Careers


  • Author : Manuel London
  • Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000558754

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Your Essential Guide to Career Success Book

Your Essential Guide to Career Success


  • Author : Sheila Pantry
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856044912

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Your Essential Guide to Career Success Excerpt :

How ambitious are you? Do you have a career plan? Are your skills up-to-date? Where do you want to be in three, five or ten years' time? This book is an essential read for any information professional eager to prosper in the library and information environment of the 21st century. It offers guidance on managing every stage of your career, whether you are a new entrant to the profession wishing to know how to get a foot on the ladder, an information professional in mid-career wishing to progress, or a candidate for a more senior position needing a view of the current state of the profession. Since publication of the first edition there have been a number of changes in employment law, and in the range of skills - online, linguistic, negotiating and consultancy, for example - required for an information professional to be able to deliver the information services of the future. Making full use of case studies, summaries, further readings and referrals to websites and other sources of practical help, this indispensable guide offers advice on: Challenges and changes in employment for LIS professionals Acquiring new types of skills Your master career plan Starting your career in information work Applying for a job Your successful interview Going for promotion Looking sidewards. Readership: This is an essential deskbook to explore if you are an information professional in any sector and at any level wishing to learn the skills and techniques to sell yourself with confidence to current and future employers.

Beyond Mentoring Book

Beyond Mentoring


  • Author : Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-17
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081012956

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Beyond Mentoring Excerpt :

Beyond Mentoring: A Guide for Librarians and Information Professionals looks at mentorship, mentorship programs, what works, what doesn’t, and different techniques, such as group and peer mentoring. The book considers many aspects of mentoring, various programs, and their successes and failures, going beyond the usual types of mentoring by looking at newer models. An example of the cohort model from the American Library Association Emerging Leader model is included as a case study. In addition, another case study on the Sunshine State leadership Institute provides a toolkit for building your own program. The final section of the book offers perspectives and tools that people can use in designing their own programs. Provides case studies and perspectives from librarians who have been involved in mentoring programs Describes program types that go beyond traditional mentoring, including peer-to-peer and cohort or group mentoring Gives practical advice to help readers apply best practices to their own situations Offers a hands-on perspective of the program design process

New Librarian  New Job Book

New Librarian New Job


  • Author : Cory Tucker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000109878623

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New Librarian New Job Excerpt :

New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition is designed to provide practical knowledge in all major areas of librarianship for new and existing professionals. In addition, it provides in-depth information on professional competencies and the processes for acquiring the essential job skills to perform effectively. This book fills the gap between theoretical textbook information and the true library profession through practical job and career advice for new graduates and professionals in academic and public libraries. Primarily geared towards recent graduates, this resource will also be relevant for professional librarians who are several years into their career and have recently joined a new position or institution. Contributors relate the experiences of practicing librarians and cover various areas of librarianship, such as instruction, career advancement, collection development, reference, and scholarly activity.

Continuing Professional Development  Pathways to Leadership in the Library and Information World Book

Continuing Professional Development Pathways to Leadership in the Library and Information World


  • Author : Ann Ritchie
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9783598440274

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Continuing Professional Development Pathways to Leadership in the Library and Information World Excerpt :

These papers focus on the topic of leadership in the library and information professions, providing an overview of institutes, programs and activities occurring around the world. Some are described in detail, outlining learning objectives, structure, recruitment and evaluation strategies; others summarise national and international initiatives. They will provide valuable insights to anyone interested in workforce planning strategies aimed at addressing current shortages of library leaders, as well as those who may have experienced difficulties recruiting to leadership positions and now want to explore the best ways of developing and equipping their own staff with skills to enable them to become the leaders of the future.

The Mindful Librarian Book

The Mindful Librarian


  • Author : Richard Moniz
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005613

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The Mindful Librarian Excerpt :

The Mindful Librarian: Connecting the Practice of Mindfulness to Librarianship explores mindfulness, approaching it in such a way as to relate specifically to the many roles or challenges librarians face. Coinciding with the increased need to juggle a variety of tasks, technologies, ebooks, and databases, the new Association of College & Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy, and the challenges faced by solo librarians in school libraries which have suffered cutbacks in help in recent years, the time is exactly right for this publication. The authors hope to be helpful in some small way towards improving the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs. The loftier goal would be to create a new lens from which to view librarianship, having a transformative impact on readers, and opening a new dialog within the profession. The topic of mindfulness is not new; it has been connected to various religious traditions in a wide variety of ways for centuries, most notably Buddhism. In the latter part of the 20th century, however, a secular version was popularized largely by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his work on MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. The medical benefits and the overall quality of life improvements from its adoption have exploded in recent years, in particular, the last two decades which have seen mindfulness traditions incorporated into education to a greater degree and with very positive results. Presents the only current LIS book that covers this topic in a way that applies directly to librarians Provides a topic that will be appealing to librarians, as it speaks to the pressures of budget cuts and consumer culture being felt across the academy Seeks to improve the joy and quality of life that librarians and library science students experience in their personal lives and jobs

The Dysfunctional Library Book
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The Dysfunctional Library


  • Author : Jo Henry
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838916230

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The Dysfunctional Library Excerpt :

Frankly, it’s not something we like to talk about. There is an unfortunate stigma to acknowledging workplace dysfunction, let alone trying to grapple with the problem. But negative behaviors such as incivility, toxicity, deviant behavior, workplace politics, and team and leadership dysfunction not only make the library a stressful workplace, they also run counter to the core values of librarianship. An important tool for library leaders and managers as well as library staff, this book examines these negative relationship-based issues and suggests practical, research-based solutions by discussing the importance of understanding oneself as related to the library workplace;identifying attributes specific to libraries that foster personal success;showing how organizational dysfunction is rooted in problems such as poor communication, inadequate leadership, and lack of employee engagement;breaking down relatable scenarios to analyze what’s behind them and how to defuse them, ranging from a gossipy coworker who fails to contribute to the organization to workplace bullying and mobbing;exploring causes, results, and potential solutions in the areas of cyberloafing, fraud, theft, and sabotage;delving into the importance of conflict management, surveying a variety of approaches and applications;examining the use of teams in libraries and the impact of favoritism, nepotism, and sexism; andproviding techniques for successful collaboration, leadership, organizational communication, and other key management topics. By tackling the dysfunctional library head on, managers as well as library workers who find themselves in a toxic situation will be poised to better meet library goals and move the library forward.

The Personal Librarian Book

The Personal Librarian


  • Author : Richard Moniz
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2014-08-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838912416

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The Personal Librarian Excerpt :

Enter the Personal Librarian, a flexible concept that focuses on customizing information literacy by establishing a one-on-one relationship between librarian and student from enrollment through graduation