Rethinking Information Work A Career Guide for Librarians and Other Information Professionals

ISBN-10: 159158180X
ISBN-13: 9781591581802
Edition: 2006
Authors: G. Kim Dority
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Create the rewarding, engaging, and resilient information career you dreamed of in grad school with this practical yet inspiring step-by-step guide. Today, information work offers you an unprecedented number of career options. Whether you are a student working towards a career in librarianship, a mid-careerist considering the next professional step, or a seasoned information professional looking for new directions; if you're looking for work in the field, this guide can help you sort through the options. Leading you through a process of planning the information career of your choice, it shows you how to determine what type of work would be most fulfilling to you, explores what types of work are available to those with an LIS-based skill set, and helps you create an action plan for accomplishing your career goals and reaching your professional potential. The author discusses the entire spectrum of information work, revealing a wealth of possibilities you may have never considered. These range from work within traditional, facilities-based librarianship, working in library-related but not necessarily library-based jobs, and working in non-library related positions that utilize the traditional skill sets of the LIS degree, such as research, information organization, training and development, business development, non-profit work, and so on. Designed as a text, this book can also be used as a self-directed guide. The author takes readers step-by-step through a fascinating process of career exploration and action. Taking into account the inevitable shifting priorities that occur throughout one's career, she emphasizes tools for lifelong career resiliency, rather than a rigid commitment to a single career goal. Thus, this is a book you will turn to again and again throughout your career. With numerous tables, worksheets, lists, and extensive bibliographies of recommended resources for further study, both print and on the web, you have everything you need to begin this exciting journey.

Introduction
Rethinking Information Work
Self-Knowledge: Your Career Starting Point
The Traditional Path
The Nontraditional Path
The Independent Path
Creating Your Professional Portfolio
Growing Your Career
Thriving on Change
Creating Your Career Map
Improvising Your Career

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