Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change

Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change

by Oliver Cutshaw


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843346326
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 03/04/2011
Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Oliver Cutshaw has over 30 years experience as both a para-professional technician and professional librarian; having worked at world-renowned universities, including Harvard University, and small graduate schools he brings a broad and established perspective to the question of career change. The author holds both MA and MLIS degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. He served as a middle manager and preservation librarian for over a decade at Harvard University and is now the Librarian for Southern California at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the parameters of career renewal
Career recovery: a case study of my personal job search
No job, no way: librarians are often unprepared for voluntary and involuntary career changes
First you grieve: job loss, job stagnation, and job burnout in an age of transition
Re-envisioning your career: a new look at yourself and your skills
Reframing your skills and search strategies: preparing for the job search and looking at your professional goals with a fresh and realistic approach
New résumé, new interview skills, but the road can still be bumpy: preparing for the job search and practicing the survival skills needed for success
You got your job! Hurray! But now what?
How can our professional organizations and graduate schools build a better professional support system?
Conclusions: recovery, reframing, and renewal are a matter of interpretation

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