A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science

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The editors of liscareer.com have assembled 95 authors, each of whom describes a typical workday or work routine, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid fashion. In the process, they offer those interested in finding a similar job exposure to useful skills and advice across a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional jobs. In addition to public, academic, school, and special libraries, consortia, associations, LIS programs, vendors, publishing, consulting, and other non-library fields are also covered. Many people, not just those new to the field of Library and Information Science, are curious about their career options. The editors of LIScareer.com have assembled 95 authors, each of whom describes a typical workday or work routine, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid fashion. In the process, they offer those interested in finding a similar job exposure to useful skills and advice across a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional jobs. In addition to public, academic, school, and special libraries, consortia, associations, LIS programs, vendors, publishing, consulting, and other non-library fields are also covered. This is a perfect guide for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians-or anyone considering a career change.

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?If a general overview of what one can do with a library degree is of interest, this work may prove useful.?-Library Journal

?A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science is an omnibus anthology of ninety-five essays by diverse authors. Focusing primarily upon the many different types of library science jobs available, from working for school libraries or special libraries to library vendors, positions in publishing, and nontraditional careers such as "personal librarian" or "independent information professional,"A Day in the Life is a first-rate resource for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians, and anyone considering a career change. An index for quick reference rounds out this broad-ranged anthology steeped in the professional field experience of its many contributors.?-Midwest Book Review

?The editors of LIScareer.com Murray (librarian, Spanish and Portuguese language, Duke U.) and Shontz, a freelance writer and former librarian provide a collection of 95 accounts of careers in library and information science by those who work in them. Public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as those in consortia, LIS faculty, vendors, publishing, associations and agencies, and nontraditional careers (such as consultants and nonlibrary fields), contribute their experiences in a variety of careers in these fields. They each share about their typical workday or routine, advantages and disadvantages of their positions, and give advice to job seekers. They focus on the US, but some share experiences working around the world.?-Reference & Research Book News

"A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science is an omnibus anthology of ninety-five essays by diverse authors. Focusing primarily upon the many different types of library science jobs available, from working for school libraries or special libraries to library vendors, positions in publishing, and nontraditional careers such as "personal librarian" or "independent information professional,"A Day in the Life is a first-rate resource for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians, and anyone considering a career change. An index for quick reference rounds out this broad-ranged anthology steeped in the professional field experience of its many contributors."-Midwest Book Review

""A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science" is an omnibus anthology of ninety-five essays by diverse authors. Focusing primarily upon the many different types of library science jobs available, from working for school libraries or special libraries to library vendors, positions in publishing, and nontraditional careers such as personal librarian or independent information professional, "A Day in the Life" is a first-rate resource for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians, and anyone considering a career change. An index for quick reference rounds out this broad-ranged anthology steeped in the professional field experience of its many contributors." -

Midwest Book Review

"If a general overview of what one can do with a library degree is of interest, this work may prove useful." -

Library Journal

"This book is extremely engaging and written in a breezy, conversational style. The contributors are very forthcoming, and will leave students and researchers looking for careers as information professionals with much food for thought. "A Day in the Life" is recommended for public, community college, and academic libraries." -

American Reference Books Annual

"Shontz and Murray have gathered a diverse selection of career options available for those with an MLS, and each chapter is written by a person working in the position covered. Public, academic, school, and special librarianship are represented, as well as positions with consortia, library schools, vendors, publishers, associations and agencies, and other nontraditional arenas....This book would be an excellent source for library and information science students and is recommended for libraries in institutions that grant library and information science degrees." -

Reference & User Services Quarterly

"The editors of LIScareer.com Murray (librarian, Spanish and Portuguese language, Duke U.) and Shontz, a freelance writer and former librarian provide a collection of 95 accounts of careers in library and information science by those who work in them. Public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as those in consortia, LIS faculty, vendors, publishing, associations and agencies, and nontraditional careers (such as consultants and nonlibrary fields), contribute their experiences in a variety of careers in these fields. They each share about their typical workday or routine, advantages and disadvantages of their positions, and give advice to job seekers. They focus on the US, but some share experiences working around the world." -

Reference & Research Book News

""A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science" is an omnibus anthology of ninety-five essays by diverse authors. Focusing primarily upon the many different types of library science jobs available, from working for school libraries or special libraries to library vendors, positions in publishing, and nontraditional careers such as personal librarian or independent information professional, "A Day in the Life" is a first-rate resource for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians, and anyone considering a career change. An index for quick reference rounds out this broad-ranged anthology steeped in the professional field experience of its many contributors." - Midwest Book Review

About the Author:

Priscilla K. Shontz is a freelance writer and webmaster/editor of LIScareer.com.Richard A. Murray is Catalog Librarian for Spanish & Portuguese Languages at Duke University.

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