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Alerts about new LIScareer articles and site updates. Occasional news about information relating to library and information science career management. Published by Priscilla K. Shontz & Richard A. Murray.



Updated: 2014-10-03T01:16:10.361-05:00

 



Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Preventing Burnout during the Job Search

2013-03-01T12:39:47.506-06:00

Alexandra 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



The Introvert's Guide to Networking

2012-12-04T19:34:47.159-06:00

In 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.



A Day in the Life of a Library Associate for Learning Commons

2012-11-15T16:27:14.957-06:00

In 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.



Book Review: What Do Employers Want?

2012-11-14T19:45:50.412-06:00

Megan 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



"Resilience" by Ellen Mehling

2012-11-01T09:07:09.871-05:00

With 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.



When Time Away Isn't Lost: Managing in Absentia

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.



Preparing for an Interview for a School Library Media Specialist Position

2012-09-03T11:36:22.997-05:00

Just published on LIScareer! Podell, Robert. "Preparing for an Interview for a School Library Media Specialist Position." http://liscareer.com/podell_slms.htm






New excerpts from What Do Employers Want?

2012-07-02T08:38:15.499-05:00

We have posted new excerpts from What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students. See http://liscareer.com/bookstore.htm for more information.



Excerpt: What Do Employers Want?

2012-06-14T15:58:32.740-05:00

Hiring Librarians has published an excerpt from Priscilla & Rich's new book, What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students.



Why Should I Hire You?" The Employer's Perspective

2012-06-14T15:57:05.247-05:00

LIScareer 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.".



What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students

2012-06-12T14:22:47.522-05:00

Our 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



Lessons from Hiring Librarians

2012-05-31T09:20:32.174-05:00

This 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.



Hey Library Graduates! The Lowdown on Finding Your Dream Job

2012-05-02T10:06:06.268-05:00

This article was just published at LIScareer.com: Piasecka, Kasia. "Hey Library Graduates! The Lowdown on Finding Your Dream Job."




2012-04-20T11:57:56.933-05:00

Priscilla will be speaking at the UNT SLIS Houston All-School Day program on April 21. Be sure to say hi if you're there!



An Ideal Job Candidate: What Do Library Employers Want?

2012-04-03T08:39:10.076-05:00

This article was just published at LIScareer:

Shontz, Priscilla. "An Ideal Job Candidate: What Do Library Employers Want?"

Want to write for LIScareer? See our author guidelines.



Forthcoming: What Do Employers Want?

2012-02-29T08:29:41.265-06:00

We'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.



A Substitute Librarian's Survival Guide

2012-02-29T08:27:43.910-06:00

Just published:

Miller, Laura. "A Substitute Librarian's Survival Guide."



Publishing new articles

2012-02-29T08:26:05.232-06:00

Hurray! We're finally publishing again. We'd love to hear your article ideas. Please send them to pshontz(at)liscareer.com. Thank you!

Priscilla & Rich



Call for articles

2012-01-29T10:44:47.442-06:00

Would you like to write an article for LIScareer.com? Please see the author guidelines and contact us!

Priscilla & Rich



Resuming publication in 2012

2011-07-20T20:41:06.551-05:00

We hope to begin publishing new articles in early 2012. If you'd like to suggest an article, please see the author guidelines. -- Priscilla & Rich



Consulting services discontinued

2011-07-20T20:38:24.125-05:00

LIScareer.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



November 2010 LIScareer Articles

2010-11-01T09:43:16.329-05:00

Jumonville, Anne. Making the Most of the Transition From Student to Professional.

Kearns, Jodi and Rhonda Rinehart. Personal Perceptions of Information Responsibilities by Librarians and Archivists.

Porter, Toccara D. Putting the You First: Learning to be Yourself as a New Librarian.



Oct 2010 Articles

2010-10-01T13:41:14.947-05:00

These articles were just published at http://www.liscareer.com/articlesbydate.htm.

- Harris. Colleen S. "The First 30 Days: A Playbook for the New Library Manager."

- Markgren, Susanne. "Using Portfolios and Profiles to Professionalize Your Online Identity (For Free)."

- McBride, Renée. "What Size Fits You? Large vs. Small Academic Libraries for the Technical Services Librarian."



Sept 2010 LIScareer Articles

2010-09-01T12:42:02.751-05:00

These articles were just published at LIScareer:

- Harris, Amy. "Staying on Track: Balancing the Tenure Track and Family Life."
- Highlender, Stacy. "Using Sales Skills in Library Work."

Interested in writing for LIScareer? See our author guidelines.