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."
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.
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. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Presents descriptions of job responsibilities, education and training, and a typical workday for different types of librarians working in public, academic, school, and special libraries, as well as in jobs for library vendors, publishers, and library associations.