Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Science

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810840836
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Priscilla Shontz presents advice and anecdotes gathered from research and interviews with more than seventy information professionals in a variety of library-related careers. The modular format allows a reader to peruse any chapter on its own and to read the chapters in his or her preferred order. Seven broad topics are covered: career planning, job searching, gaining experience and education, developing interpersonal and leadership skills, networking, mentoring, and writing for publication. Related readings, as well as helpful Web sites, are included."--BOOK JACKET.

Jump start Your Career as a Digital Librarian

Author: Jane D. Monson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555708773
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The skills of digital librarianship are more crucial than ever, and these same skills are in high demand outside the field, from tech startups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centers bringing together professors, computer scientists, and information technologists. Map out your career in this fast-growing field with the full range of perspectives gathered in this clear, concise overview of the core concepts and competencies of digital librarianship. Twenty-one experienced practitioners from a variety of settings offer realistic views of today's job market, typical project dynamics, and employer expectations. Whether you're a new graduate just starting out or a seasoned professional transitioning from a more traditional area such as cataloging or archives, you'll benefit from this book's valuable coverage of topics such as * Activities and roles of the digital librarian, including management of digital projects and collaboration * Developing and using transferable skills * Becoming familiar with metadata * How digital librarians are re-shaping scholarly publishing * The concept and framework of digital preservation best practices * Technical competencies such as XML and content management systems Familiarity with digital practices is increasingly important for all information professionals, and this book offers a solid foundation in the discipline.

A Day in the Life

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583646
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Librarian s Career Guidebook

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850347
Format: PDF
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Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced.

NASIG 2001

Author: Shelley Neville
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789019295
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hone your technical skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century! NASIG 2001: A Serials Odyssey addresses digital licensing issues, journal licensing, negotiation, and accessibility issues; and much, much more! This vital book puts the presentations and workshops from NASIG's 16th Annual Conference, (2001, San Antonio, Texas) in your hands. With NASIG 2001: A Serials Odyssey, you'll learn more about: the XML format, which is to the Web what MARC is to library systems what the next generation of users will expect from serials librarians how to implement the Tempe principles how the UCITA legislation may impact libraries three-dimensional text and “content chunks” how to get published in the “publish or perish” academic world the serials scene in Mexico how journals are licensed in the United Kingdom title access in aggregator databases current linking methods and projects that provide access to full-text articles from online catalogs, databases and other full-text materials the ins and outs of library consortia outsourcing electronic journal licensing and negotiation the CISTI Source/SUMO service how to use the ONIX International standard for managing serials and much more! You'll also learn to sharpen your presentation skills, get tips on how to deal with difficult customers and employees, and receive practical advice on ways to “jump start” your career. The state-of-the-art information and practical insights you'll find inside will increase your effectiveness and help you move your library smoothly into the future.

The Bowker Annual

Author: Information Today, Incorporated
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9781573871938
Format: PDF
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As an on-the-job answer book, a statistical information resource, a planning and research guide, and a directory and calendar, The Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2004 delivers the hard-to-find industry news and information you need. This acclaimed must-have resource provides the following: Expert reviews of the key trends, events, and developments that will influence your work in 2004 and the years to come Clear explanations of new legislation and changes in funding programs-and how this will affect libraries Definitive statistics on book prices, numbers of books published, library expenditures, average salaries, and other budget-crunching assistance A full calendar of events, key organizations, names and numbers of important individuals (including e-mail addresses and fax numbers), and much more This fully updated reference tool makes it easy to stay on top of the developments that affect libraries, booksellers, and publishers alike-and to find fast answers to the countless on-the-job questions you encounter.

What Do Employers Want

Author: Priscilla K. Shontz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848283
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.