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New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition

New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition

by Cory Tucker, Reeta SinhaCory Tucker


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New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition is designed to provide practical knowledge in all major areas of librarianship for new and existing professionals. In addition, it provides in-depth information on professional competencies and the processes for acquiring the essential job skills to perform effectively. This book fills the gap between theoretical textbook information and the true library profession through practical job and career advice for new graduates and professionals in academic and public libraries. Primarily geared towards recent graduates, this resource will also be relevant for professional librarians who are several years into their career and have recently joined a new position or institution. Contributors relate the experiences of practicing librarians and cover various areas of librarianship, such as instruction, career advancement, collection development, reference, and scholarly activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810858510
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/22/2006
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Cory Tucker is the Business Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries. Reeta Sinha is a collection development manager for YBP Library Services.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Getting Started Chapter 3 1. From Graduate School to the Profession Chapter 4 2. Know Thyself: Matching Jobs and Applicants Chapter 5 3. Making the Move: Adapting to Your New Position Part 6 Part II: Library Departments Chapter 7 4. Reference Services Chapter 8 5. Library Instruction Chapter 9 6. Collection Development Chapter 10 7. Liason Services Chapter 11 8. Access Services Chapter 12 9. Technical Services Chapter 13 10. Special Areas Chapter 14 11. Administration and Management Chapter 15 12. New Managers Speak Part 16 Part III: Career Advancement (It Begins before Your First Day on the Job and Never Ends!) Chapter 17 13. Professional Development Chapter 18 14. Making the Most of Mentoring Chapter 19 15. Promotion and Tenure Chapter 20 16. Service to the Profession Chapter 21 17. Scholarship Part 22 Part IV: Survival Skills for Your First (or Fifteenth!) Year Chapter 23 18. Time Management for New Librarians Chapter 24 19. Organized Politics Chapter 25 20. Dealing with Technology Part 26 Appendix: Sample Resume Part 27 Index Part 28 About the Editors and Contributors

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