2013-03-01T12:39:47.506-06:00Alexandra Janvey shares practical job search advice learned from her personal experiences in the article "Slow and Steady Win the Race: Preventing Burnout during the Job Search." http://liscareer.com/janvey_burnout.htm
2012-12-04T19:34:47.159-06:00In her new LIScareer article "The Introvert's Guide to Networking" Megan Hodge says, "While the recession is technically over, library jobs are still hard to come by, and many of the jobs that are posted are filled by people who have connections with that employer. Even if you’re not currently looking for a job, the library world is a small one, and having a reputation for being a go-getter or an innovative thinker will improve your odds of being selected for special projects or committees, regardless of whether or not you applied for them." Read more at http://liscareer.com/hodge_networking.html.
2012-11-15T16:27:14.957-06:00In her article "A Day in the Life of a Library Associate for Learning Commons," Amanda Youngbar describes her position and shares advice for other students seeking library jobs.
2012-11-14T19:45:50.412-06:00Megan Hodge published a review of our book What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students in the Nov 2012 issue of NMRT Footnotes. http://www.ala.org/nmrt/news/footnotes/november2012/book-review-what-do-employers-want-guide-library-science-students
2012-11-01T09:07:09.871-05:00With the state of the economy and rapid, ongoing technological changes in the field of library science, many information professionals have experienced changes themselves in their careers in recent years. These changes range from minor and relatively easy to adapt to (new procedures or software to learn, for example) to bigger and more difficult to bounce back from (such as an involuntary relocation or a layoff). Resilience = Easier, Quicker Recovery I have been advising librarians and LIS students for years and I have seen those who recoup quickly after job loss or other disappointments and those who don't. I've spoken to those who have managed to find work more than once since the recession began and have thriving careers despite the state of the economy and other obstacles. While you cannot make yourself entirely immune to change and its negative effects, there are things you can do to make it more likely you will recover in a shorter period of time. Read the rest of this article at http://liscareer.com/mehling_resilience.html.
2012-10-01T11:29:18.751-05:00"When Time Away Isn't Lost: Managing in Absentia" by Melanie Dunn. Bags packed. Itinerary in hand. Sin city - no, make that the ALA conference with its many allurements beckons. Wait, though… there’s something you’re forgetting. Oh, right, the department you left behind. How can they possibly get along without you? Read the rest of this article at http://liscareer.com/dunn_absentia.html.
2012-09-03T11:36:22.997-05:00Just published on LIScareer! Podell, Robert. "Preparing for an Interview for a School Library Media Specialist Position." http://liscareer.com/podell_slms.htm
2012-08-01T19:03:59.572-05:00This article was just published at LIScareer.com: Sewell, Jeanette Claire. "So You Want to be a Librarian . . . Now What?: Advice and Tips from a Newly Hired Information Professional." Want to write for LIScareer? See the author guidelines.
2012-07-02T08:38:15.499-05:00We have posted new excerpts from What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students. See http://liscareer.com/bookstore.htm for more information.
2012-06-14T15:58:32.740-05:00Hiring Librarians has published an excerpt from Priscilla & Rich's new book, What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students.
2012-06-14T15:57:05.247-05:00LIScareer editors Priscilla and Rich are the guest columnists in the June 2012 issue of Informed Librarian Online. Check out our article "Why Should I Hire You?: The Employer's Perspective.".
2012-06-12T14:22:47.522-05:00Our book is out! We just received our author copies of What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students (Libraries Unlimited, 2012). -- Priscilla & Rich
2012-05-31T09:20:32.174-05:00This article was just published at LIScareer: Weak, Emily. "Lessons from Hiring Librarians." http://liscareer.com/weak_hiring.htm Interested in writing for LIScareer? See the author guidelines at http://liscareer.com/author_guidelines.htm.
2012-05-02T10:06:06.268-05:00This article was just published at LIScareer.com: Piasecka, Kasia. "Hey Library Graduates! The Lowdown on Finding Your Dream Job."
2012-04-20T11:57:56.933-05:00Priscilla will be speaking at the UNT SLIS Houston All-School Day program on April 21. Be sure to say hi if you're there!
2012-04-03T08:39:10.076-05:00This article was just published at LIScareer:
2012-02-29T08:29:41.265-06:00We've learned that our book "What Do Employers Want? A Guide for Library Science Students" is expected to be published in May 2012. You can find a description at http://liscareer.com/bookstore.htm.
2012-02-29T08:26:05.232-06:00Hurray! We're finally publishing again. We'd love to hear your article ideas. Please send them to pshontz(at)liscareer.com. Thank you!
2012-01-29T10:44:47.442-06:00Would you like to write an article for LIScareer.com? Please see the author guidelines and contact us!
2011-07-20T20:41:06.551-05:00We hope to begin publishing new articles in early 2012. If you'd like to suggest an article, please see the author guidelines. -- Priscilla & Rich
2011-07-20T20:38:24.125-05:00LIScareer.com no longer offers fee-based online consulting services. However, if you have a brief question about your job search, resume, cover letter, interview, or online portfolio, please feel free to submit it using the site's consulting form. I cannot guarantee an answer, but I will either try to respond briefly or try to contact another information professional who may be able to offer brief advice. If my site or books have helped you in your job search, I would really appreciate if you'd consider writing a testimonial or donating to help keep the site running. Thank you! -- Priscilla
2010-11-01T09:43:16.329-05:00Jumonville, Anne. Making the Most of the Transition From Student to Professional.
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2010-09-01T12:42:02.751-05:00These articles were just published at LIScareer: