Continuing Education for Librarians: Essays on Career Improvement Through Classes, Workshops, Conferences and More

Continuing Education for Librarians: Essays on Career Improvement Through Classes, Workshops, Conferences and More

by Carol Smallwood
     
 

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It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have let libraries expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery, while transforming the physical library into a place where customers can connect to information in new ways.

It is also a challenging time to be a librarian. With continual change as the new normal, staying current

Overview

It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have let libraries expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery, while transforming the physical library into a place where customers can connect to information in new ways.

It is also a challenging time to be a librarian. With continual change as the new normal, staying current can seem overwhelming. Even as they face budget shortfalls and staff reductions, librarians are tasked with finding the time and resources to keep abreast of rapid changes.

This book offers a cornucopia of practical advice about how to acquire new skills (and formal and informal credentials) through all stages of a career. The 27 essays cover formal and online education, conferences, fellowships, workshops, networking, teaching, mentoring, balancing personal with professional lives, and money matters—and are filled with practical, honest and real-world advice.

Editorial Reviews

Australian Library Journal
recommended
Reference & Research Book News
essays outline various types of continuing education for librarians and related aspects
Preservation Specialist, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Dyani Feige
In today's landscape of ever-changing technologies, tightened budgets, and job competition, education for library professionals should not end with a traditional library science degree. Continuing Education for Librarians does a wonderful job of navigating the many creative ways that learning can be a career-long pursuit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786468867
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books and journal articles. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries. Kerol Harrod, Denton, Texas, librarian, is the creator, writer and co-producer for the children's television show Library Larry's Big Day. Vera Gubnitskaia is a public library youth services manager in Winter Park, Florida.

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