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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Brief chapters written by MLS-wielding information professionals in a wide variety of settings describe a typical work day in his or her position and type of organization, as well as the joys and annoyances they experience, for an honest sense of what it's like in the real world.

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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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