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

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

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by G. Kim Dority
     
 

ISBN-10: 159158180X

ISBN-13: 9781591581802

Pub. Date: 09/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Today, information work offers you an unprecedented number of career options. Whether you are a student, taking your first steps in librarianship, a mid-careerist planning your next best professional move, or a seasoned information professional looking for new directions and growth; this practical guide can help you sort through the options. Leading you through a

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Overview

Today, information work offers you an unprecedented number of career options. Whether you are a student, taking your first steps in librarianship, a mid-careerist planning your next best professional move, or a seasoned information professional looking for new directions and growth; this practical 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 full 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591581802
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Rethinking Information Work

Chapter 2: Self-Knowledge: Your Career Starting Point

Chapter 3: The Traditional Path

Chapter 4: The Nontraditional Path

Chapter 5: The Independent Path

Chapter 6: Creating Your Professional Portfolio

Chapter 7: Growing Your Career

Chapter 8: Thriving on Change

Chapter 9: Creating Your Career Map

Chapter 10: Improvising Your Career

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