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The Librarian's Career Guidebook
Publication Date: 2004-11-26
Sage advice and career guidance is offered by sixty-four information professionals from diverse positions and workplaces. This practical guide addresses a wide variety of career issues. The advice is aimed at librarians in various stages of a career: prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and entry-level librarians, as well as experienced information professionals.
The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
Here is a unique resource for next generation librarians, addressing the specific needs of GenXers and Millennials as they work to define themselves as information professionals. The book focuses on how NextGens can move their careers forward and positively impact the profession. Library career guru Rachel Singer Gordon -- herself a NextGen librarian -- provides timely advice along with tips and insights from dozens of librarians on issues ranging from image and stereotypes, to surviving library school and entry-level positions, to working with older colleagues. A special section for current library administrators and managers makes this a must-read not only for NextGen librarians, but for those who recruit, work with, and mentor them.
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
Since its original publication more than two decades ago, Staff Development: A Practical Guide has remained a respected and practical handbook for supporting one of the most important assets libraries possess: their human resources. Staff development and training are not only important but essential to ensure that libraries meet new challenges and fulfill their missions, especially in a constantly changing world where technological innovations directly impact information access. This new edition offers unique, state-of-the-art perspectives on such important topics as: Building a staff development program, and strategies for developing staff; Tracking changes through training, including the importance of setting goals and needs assessments. Refining the customer service attitude. Using instructional design for staff development. This is a volume that every librarian charged with staff development should have at the ready.
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