19 December 2005


I found another great resource in my files. Enjoy.

Info Career Trends, vol. 4, no. 3, May 1, 2003, http://www.lisjobs.com/newsletter/archives/text/jul03.txt

There comes a time in every librarian’s career to ask: “Where do I go from here?” This issue’s contributors have answered that question in a variety of ways, showing some of the different paths and possibilities available to today’s information professionals. Rachel Singer Gordon, LISJobs Editor


Librarianship: Not Just a Job, a Career

by Dennie Heye

Laid Off Twice At Age 30

by Russ Singletary [Cadence Group Inc.]

Growth Through Change: From Archivist to Consultant

by Valerie Nye

Charting Your Course: Taking Control of Your Professional Development

by Zahra M. Baird [Scarsdale Public Library, Westchester County, New York]

What’s Online? Recommended Resources

“How a Librarian Can Live Nine Lives In a Knowledge-Based Economy,” Brunella Longo discusses how the author stepped out on her own to create a career as a consultant.


University of Illinois Current LIS Clips: Continuing Professional Development. This issue of UIUC’s current awareness service provides a number of professional development resources. http://www.lis.uiuc.edu/clips/2002_10.html

“Climb High: High Altitude Mountaineering Lessons for Librarians,” Georgia Briscoe discusses lessons learned from mountain climbing and how they apply to having a successful career in librarianship.


Care and Maintenance of the Successful Career: How Experienced Law Librarians Make Their Work Rewarding. This special issue of Law Library Journal features a number of mid- career law librarians discussing how they continue to find satisfaction and challenges in their work after having reached the professional goals they originally set for themselves.


Career Development. This chapter from Ward, Evans, and Rugaas’ management text addresses how newer librarians develop their careers.


“What’s Luck Got to Do With It?” from Jennifer Cram. Mildly Australian-oriented; talks about how newer librarians can build a career.


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