Recovery Reframing And Renewal

Author: Oliver Cutshaw
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178063272X
Size: 22.27 MB
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This book examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change, or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. It is divided between a case study (based on the author’s own experiences) of career dislocation and eventual career renewal, and several sections that offer pragmatic advice on how to recover from job loss, conduct a skills assessment and develop a practical job search strategy. The author, with honesty, confronts the serious and sometimes troubling psychological and professional consequences of layoffs and job burnout. This book presents an overall positive outlook on personal growth and the opportunities our new information environment holds. Provides the tools and resources that will help the reader decide on the best approach to re-start their career Presents first-hand experience about the anxiety, hard work, and excitement that go into career renewal Shines a light on the understanding of the various challenges that come with working in multiple library environments

Information Professionals Career Confidential

Author: Ulla de Stricker
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 008100236X
Size: 15.92 MB
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Based in part on a selection of the author's past blog postings, Information Professionals' Career Confidential is a convenient, browsable, and illuminating pocket compendium of insights on topics relevant for information and knowledge professionals at any stage of their careers. This book collects comments on matters of interest to new and experienced information professionals alike in 1-2 minute “quick takes, inviting further thought. Topics range from the value of knowledge management and effective communication in organizations to assessing employers’ perception of information professionals and how best to increase one’s value through professional organizations and volunteering. This unique resource will be illuminating for anyone in library and information science, career development, or knowledge and information management. Raises questions – in a lively and concise manner – relevant for information professionals Offers readers the opportunity to read entries one at a time for reflection, or to read the entire book and then go back to certain entries to consolidate the meaning Presents ideas and concepts from thoughtful perspectives in a style designed to make professionals and students reflect on their own careers

Lis Career Sourcebook

Author: G. Kim Dority
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884931X
Size: 23.96 MB
Format: PDF
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A must-have guide of professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career—from those just entering the field, to paraprofessionals building a career trajectory, to seasoned librarians looking to explore additional career options. * A career lifecycle approach to building a career in the library and information sciences field * Practical guidance and resources for every stage of a career * Resource annotations detail the importance of a particular source * A comprehensive list of resources for further reading