But the angle of this book is that it's pitched at students currently in a master of library science programme or an equivalent, as well as recent graduates. This is a good thing, as most graduates have little experience in applying for jobs in the academic sector and they are not prepared for the gruelling cycle of job searching, interviews, and job offers and negotiation. The authors, Priscilla Shontz and Richard Murray , are very well qualified and experienced to write in this field, as they are both editors of LIScareer , a publication of articles written by library practitioners covering a wide variety of career-development topics.
Part of their research for the book involved asking employers what they look for in an ideal employee, as well as gathering advice from recruiters, library professionals and recent library - science graduates.
The book is divided into two main sections. It also offers insights into what appeals to and turns off potential employers during the interview process. The book is written in a casual, easy style with language that appeals to its audience — tertiary students anticipating the next big step outside the known world of study and structure.
The book has many practical real-life examples based on the authors' 30 years of experience.
So You Want to Work in a Library...
For students coming to the end of their formal studies and starting to think about the next step into the working world, this guide can help them focus on strategies and goals towards landing that ideal job. I find this book to be very relevant to its audience. It contains much detailed information and advice about each step in the job - search process and is written in an encouraging, positive style.
I certainly recommend that university libraries have it in their collections, as the principles apply across disciplines, and all graduates will find it useful in their job searching.
LIScareer | Career Strategies for Librarians | Books
Skip to Main Content. Search in: This Journal Anywhere.
- Student Employment.
- Richelieu ou la quête dEurope (HISTOIRE) (French Edition).
- Slippery When Wet.
Get details! Sign the petition! Shop now! ALA Store. PLA publishes space-planning guide for libraries 3 days ago.
How to Become a Librarian
No-nonsense guidance on leadership, management, and teamwork 4 days ago. PLA December webinar to highlight non-traditional approaches to library programming 1 week ago. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Participatory archives 1 week ago.
An updated text exploring the theory and practice of YA librarianship 1 month ago. Fifty-seven public libraries awarded funding to encourage Affordable Care Act enrollment 1 month ago.
Public Library Association launches health insurance enrollment project 2 months ago.