How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool
There s never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. But whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information needed to stay afloat. Th...more
(first published November 28th 2010)
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Jun 30, 2011 Mara rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: aspiring academic librarians
Recommended to Mara by: ALA
Really helpful guide through the whole process from thinking about how to write your cover letter and prepare a cv or resume, how to address the items listed in the position description with your letter, the phone interview, and the on campus interview. Chapter on giving a presentation, responding to the job offer, and one person's story of an eight month job search. Many practical tips, all written from the perspective of folks that have been on actual hiring committees. Geared more toward larg...more
Not so useful for Australian academic librarians, but very very interesting to see the kind of hiring process occurring in the States, and perhaps what we might have to go through in future. In particular, the possible interview questions were helpful, and just as relevant to this hemisphere.
Jan 20, 2013 Sinistmer rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Great, articulate book! It clearly outlines the process and provides several things to consider as you go through the process, up to and including negotiations. I learned a lot and will probably re-consult it once I get a little further!