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

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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

"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

"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

"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

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How can you become an effective advocate for intellectual freedom and patron privacy while maintaining a positive relationship with diverse elements of your community? Drawing on his experience as library director, this author advocates assuming a proactive role in every library function, from collection building to community outreach. You'll learn what materials get challenged and why; and how you can effectively respond to challenges while meeting diverse community needs. Here are stories from the frontlines, practical guidelines on policies and procedures, as well as common-sense tips on how to maintain your cool while dealing with specific groups or individuals - all presented with common sense and humor.

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