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Resources for Professional Development/Continuing Education [PDE]


I.   Library and Information Science (General)

  • What They Don’t Teach You in Library School–print/e-book Bundle Elisabeth Doucett. ALA Editions.
  • How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool–print/e-book Bundle Edited by Teresa Y. Neely; Foreword by Camila  A.  Alire. ALA Editions .
  • The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age. By Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll and Kelly Kowatch. Neal-Schuman, 2010.

Mid-Career Library and Information Professionals

  • A Leadership Primer: Tools for helping today’s early-career librarians become tomorrow’s library leaders.  By Suzanne Byke Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen. Chandos, 2008.
  •  Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills. By Ritika Trikha US News Money/On Careers April 17, 2012.
  • Recovery, reframing and renewal:  Surviving an information science career crisis in a time of change. By Oliver Cutshaw. Chandos, 2011.
  • The New Professional’s Toolkit. By Bethan Ruddock. Facet, 2012.

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. Neal-Schuman, 2010.
  • Taking Charge of Your Career: A Guide for the Library and Information Professional. By Joanna Ptolomey. Neal-Schuman, 2009.

 New Librarians

  • Library 2.0 Groups
  • ACRL New librarians’ roundtable
  • NYLA NMRT (New Members roundtable)

3. Resume Writing, Cover Letters, and Interviewing

  • Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques that Work:  A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. By Robert R. Newlen. Neal-Schuman, 2006.
  • “Librarian Cover Letter and Resume Examples.” . April 5, 2016.
  • “How to market yourself with a winning résumé. 

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Non-traditional resumes and CVs:

Cover letters


  • “6 soft skills everyone needs and employers look for: Technical skills may get you an interview, but these six soft skills will get you the job.” By Larry Buhl. Monster.com

Job Tips for 50+ Workers

  • Need help updating your resume or preparing for an interview? These resources can help AARP | Updated August 2015.
  • Renew yourself: A six-step plan for more meaningful work.. Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine. ALA, 2017.

4. Webinars- [to be updated]

Job-hunting strategies

Transitioning to Librarianship

5. Social media


General social media [to be updated]

  •  Yoohoo. Do you Yahoo? Stephanie/Sara Leah Gross. Originally written for Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), May 4, 2011.
  • MediaBistro.com : Courses in social media, journalism, analytics, marketing, etc.

6. Employment resources


7. Tech Skills

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