A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market
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A Librarian's Guide to an Uncertain Job Market

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During these tough economic times, more people are relying on libraries than ever before, even as library funding is being slashed or eliminated altogether. The hard truth is that many seasoned librarians are losing their jobs, and many recent LIS graduates are having a hard time finding one. Being unemployed is potentially devastating; without a clear, well-thought out ga...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published May 23rd 2011 by American Library Association (first published January 1st 2011)
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I have mixed feelings about this book, mostly because I'm not quite in the target audience. I'm a recent MLIS graduate and tech savvy. The ideal audience for this book would be (older) librarians who are re-entering the job market after 10+ years of employment. It is definitely not a "how-to" book, because there already are plenty of resume and cover letter resources out there. Instead, the author gives an overview of job searching options and approaches. Some of the things may seem commonsense...more
Cathy Mardiguian
Directed more towards the laid-off librarian than the recent grad, but full of useful information for both.
I picked this up because I'm considering a library degree, but it contains some the best general job search advice I've encountered so far, and I've read a lot. I wish I'd had it a year ago!
General in terms of job/career yet specific to libraries. Compassionate to the unemployed due to budget cuts and gives some overview of current library hiring trends and what factors into this.
Not much that I didn't already know, but some good information nonetheless.
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