The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age

The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age

by Ted Bloom


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A. Target Market: Novices to experts who are or must become employed.

B. My book is unique because it details how to find work and keep it from a librarian's perspective. The book has no tacky guarantees. It covers a variety of employment strategies, including non-traditional solutions. My family background, employment and experience make me an expert on the book topic.

C. I am the best person to write this book: My father was a famous, New York City Teamster labor leader who passed on many of his organizing stories and tactics, including work related attempts on his life. I am a native New Yorker, NYC published, college librarian and journalist, with two graduate degrees, one in Vocational-Technical Education, the other Library Science, published Internet, computer and fitness columnist in NYS since 1999, NYS Certified Public Librarian, with NYS Teaching Certification in Media Communications, who created and ran a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the US Department of Labor as well as being a SUNY Communications Instructor and YMCA Fitness Director. A college librarian and professor in Downtown Brooklyn, with a sister location in Manhattan, I have access to over 5000 students daily. Internet in Bloom the monthly Internet review column has been published in the Queens Gazette based out of Queens in NYC, both in hard copy and online, since 2011. The hard copy readership alone is one million.

D. Additionally, I almost died due to a sudden attack of cellulitis in a Yonkers hospital in 2007. If it were not for my employer provided medical insurance I could have gone bankrupt. The importance of having health insurance regardless of one's income is the type of point I stress in my book. Finding work and coping with employers is stressful. My book explores work related stressors. My years as a YMCA Fitness Director and personal trainer give me insights learned from improving the health of thousands of New Yorkers. Americans are subject to endless propaganda on nutrition in all mediums on a daily basis. With the aid of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) I designed a business plan, attained a business license and ran a successful mobile personal training company out of NY with some of the clients I gathered as a YMCA Director. This gives me entrepreneurship insights I share with my readers. It takes confidence to be successful in life. Nothing I know improves one's confidence in the workplace as effectively as learning a martial art. I have been practicing krav maga since 2008, with a year's worth of ninjutsu before that. So far I have attained three related certificates from two krav maga organizations--one being instructor certification.

E. The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age features over 50 helpful, tested websites, including the world's largest free ebook site and a full library term glossary so you can get the most out of any library you visit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511495158
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2015
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An expert--a librarian and professor no less--has finally put together the best comprehensive, street-wise job search guide which covers all aspects of finding work one can imagine with the perspective of a professional researcher to get the most information possible out of any library used. This inexpensive book covers: library terms, 55 cutting-edge websites, US labor history, the economy, fascinating psychological research on work related stress and stressors, how to find and keep employment, entrepreneurship, fitness, economizing tips for jobseekers, employment law, inside advice on the education industry, resume writing, cover letter tips, networking advice, why subscribing to listservs gives you a competitive advantage, computer terms, sales tips and even a few safety pointers along the way. Bloom is just what the weary jobseeker needs in this vicious economy where US free trade acts have ravaged the US job market by sending countless jobs overseas to third-world countries. This trend is continuing with the TPP. Thank you Professor Bloom.