Newlen, ALA Executive Board and management specialist at the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, offers a practical approach to preparing resumes, guiding readers through the difficult process of answering key questions that must be addressed in any resume. Twenty-eight sample resumes are all explained and specifically tailored to diverse library settings, including academic, public, law school, and special libraries, as well as to different interests of library school students, recent library school graduates, experienced librarians, and librarians moving into nontraditional jobs. The advice here is solid, including the present view on not putting personal information in a resume, keeping a resume up-to-date, using software to build and update the file, as well as a short section on cover letters. In addition, computer template file versions of the book samples are available from the publisher ($20 for the disk alone, $55 for combined book and disk). This is an excellent job-search tool directly related to the special needs of librarians.--Dale F. Farris, Groves, TX
A guide to writing resumes for librarians and information specialists at any stage of their careers, with step-by-step exercises, worksheets, and many examples of completed resumes. Examples cover specialties including academic, public, law, school, and special librarians, library school students, recent graduates, and librarians moving into non-traditional jobs. Templates for all 28 resume samples in WordPerfect 5.1 format that can be imported into other word processing programs are available separately on disk. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.