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I.   Library and Information Science (General)

ALA Editions: Professional library tools & resources

What They Don’t Teach You in Library School–print/e-book Bundle Elisabeth Doucett Item Number: 7700-5927   Publisher: ALA Editions Price: $59.00




How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool–print/e-book Bundle Edited by Teresa Y. Neely; Foreword by Camila  A.  Alire Item Number: 7700-0801   Publisher: ALA Editions Price: $47.00


Libraries Unlimited:


Neal-Schuman Publishers:

The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age

By Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll and Kelly Kowatch

Career planning help for a fast-evolving profession!

ISBN: 9781555706982
Published: 2010
6 x 9 | 200 pp. | $54.95  www.neal-schuman.com/gci

Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals

A Leadership Primer

By Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

ISBN: 9781843346098
Published: 2011
6 x 9 | 200 pp. | $90.00

7 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills by Ritika Trikha US News Money/On Careers April 17, 2012.


Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals

Recovery, reframing and renewal:  Surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change.

By Oliver Cutshaw.

Chandos Information Professional Series, 2011. ISBN 9781843346326.

The New Professional’s Toolkit

By Bethan Ruddock

ISBN: 9781856047685
Published: 2012
6 x 9 | 192 pp. | $95.00


2. Mentoring and Advisement

Developing Library Leaders

A How-To-Do-It Manual for Coaching, Team Building, and Mentoring Library Staff

By Robert D. Stuart and Maureen Sullivan

ISBN: 9781555707255
Published: 2010
8.5 x 11 | 250 pp. | $80.00


Taking Charge of Your Career

A Guide for the Library and Information Professional

By Joanna Ptolomey

ISBN: 9781843344650
Published: 2009
6 x 9 | 266 pp. | $95.00



New Librarians:

Library 2.0 Groups:

ACRL New librarians’ roundtable

NYLA NMRT (New Members roundtable)

3. Resume Writing, Cover Letters, and Interviewing

Blue Sky Resumes


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Blue Sky Resumes is a small team of professional writers and job search experts based in New York.


Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques that Work

A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

By Robert R. Newlen

Includes sample resumes, cover letters, interview answers, and more

ISBN: 9781555705381
Published: 2006
8.5 x 11 | 160 pp. | $60.00


Blue Sky Resumes

Here’s some info about what recruiters *don’t* like to see: http://www.careerealism.com/10-things-recruiters-wont-tell-you-but-i-will/

What happens to your resume? Video: What happens to a resume after it’s submitted online? Job seekers who apply to positions online complain that they rarely even receive a confirmation, let alone a personal response. Lauren Weber has details on The News Hub. Photo: Getty Images


Non-traditional resumes and CVs:

Your resume, v. oblivion.  Lauren Weber, Wall Street Journal, Careers, January 24, 2012.

No more resumes, say some firms. Rachel Emma Silverman. Wall Street Journal, Careers,January 24,2012.http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052970203750404577173031991814896-lMyQjAxMTAyMDMwMDEzNDAyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email_bot


Cover letters:

7 Examples of Fresh New Ways to Start Your Cover Letter. Hernandez, Jessica Holbrook.  Careerrealism.com. February 1, 2012



Guide to Job Interviewing Resources and Tools (Quintessential Careers.com)


Soft Skills: What Employers Want (and Don’t Want) in an Employee by Ellen Mehling, METRO.org:  


Job hunting for 50+

Job Tips for 50+ Workers

Need help updating your resume or preparing for an interview? These resources can help AARP | Updated January 2012 : http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-05-2008/job_tips_for_50plus_workers.html?cmp=NLC-MBR-020612-MBRTRIGR


4. Webinars

METRO: Deb Hunt and David Grossman

Webinar: Expanding Your Career Potential – Part 1: Broadening Your Existing Skill Set

Register: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/141

Sponsored by METRO and SLA-NY

Wednesday 15-Feb-12 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

SLA: Expand your career potential:  Increase your expertise, compensation and career satisfaction.  Part 1.  Broadening your existing skill set.

Job-hunting strategies:

Handling Those Job Search Blues by Susan.  Work Coach café.com. February 1, 2012.

Five O’Clock Club. Premier outplacement and Executive Coaching organization. Provides job search articles, books and private and small group career Coaching.

Transitioning to Librarianship:

15 Tips for a Successful Career Transition to Librarianship. Mehling, Ellen. Metro.org. 11-Jan-12 10:00 AM  EST   



5. Social media:

3 Facebook Timeline tips for job seekers

By Kaitlin Madden on Feb 1, 2012 in Featured, Social media

Liz Lynch Smart Networking blog: http://www.SmartNetworkingBlog.com



Everything You Need To KnowAbout LinkedIn Recommendations by Susan Adams, Forbes staff http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/02/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-linkedin-recommendations/

LinkedIn SuperGuide -Tutorials, Tips and Tools

by Robin Broitman
Read more: http://www.interactiveinsightsgroup.com/blog1/linkedin-superguidetutorials-tips-and-tool/#ixzz1lzylGbWw


HOW TO: Build Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

July 27, 2009 by Dan Schawbel



7 Ways to Get More Out of LinkedIn

November 9, 2009 by Sharlyn Lauby

The Facebook Guidebook by Mashable. http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=277179682&gid=4065908&type=member&item=91589178&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Fguidebook%2Ffacebook%2F&urlhash=aTbJ&goback=.gde_4065908_member_91589178


INALJ (I Need a Library Job) : http://inalj.com/


Yoohoo. Do you Yahoo? Stephanie/Sara Leah Gross


6. Employment resources:


ALA Joblist

InfoCurrent:  http://www.infocurrent.com

JINFO:  Jobs in Information www.jinfo.com

Jobs in Library and Information Technology www.lita.org/jobs/postings.html

LIBJOBS:  Employment Mailing List for LIS Professionals  www.ifla.org/II/lists/libjobs.htm

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