As the global information economy grows, librarians who are able to retool and transfer their skills are finding themselves increasingly in demand. In What's the Alternative? Rachel Singer Gordon explains the dynamics of the shifting market for information-based work, reveals a range of nontraditional employment opportunities for librarians, and encourages info pros to utilize their skills in new and exciting ways. Mixing practical advice with real-life stories of librarians working in various fields, Gordon provides a wealth of useful ideas and resources for info pros rethinking their career paths. Whether you're a recent library school grad facing a tight job market, a working librarian seeking improved work/life balance, or an info pro with an entrepreneurial streak, What's the Alternative? will help you explore your options and maximize your career potential.
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Rachel Singer Jordon has made a big name for herself writing career advice books for librarians and maintaining the job hunting website, LISJOBS.com.This book addresses the career possibilities that librarians and other information professionals can explore if they are no longer interested in working at public or academic libraries. The book covers everything from consulting to taking up systems work. The best part of the book was the short email interviews with information professionals who have gone through big transitions. This is a valuable and accessible work in career planning, one area of writing where it can be difficult to locate substantive and reliable information.