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Career Paths and Career Development of Business Librarians

1st Edition

Edited by Diane Zabel


256 pages

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Contributors provide insights about business librarianship in various types of institutions, explore traditional and non-traditional career paths in business librarianship, and discuss numerous strategies for professional growth (from earning an MBA degree to working abroad). Among the topics covered are the following: recruitment of business librarians (including recent data on the supply and demand of business librarians); the special concerns of early career and mid-career business librarians; the importance of mentoring; leadership development; and business librarians on the job in academic, public, and corporate libraries. This book will appeal to a wide audience: practitioners; directors of public, academic, and special libraries serving the business community; library and information science educators; and those considering business librarianship as a career, including students, generalist librarians, and individuals seeking a career change.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship.

Table of Contents

1. Foreword Diane Zabel

2. Demand and Supply of Business Information Professionals: A Study of the Market from 2001-2005 Lisa O’Connor and Stacey Marien

3. Growing Our Own: Mentoring Undergraduate Students Doreen Harwood and Charlene McCormack

4. The Orientation and Training of New Librarians for Business Information Ryan Womack

5. Early Career Librarianship in the Business Library Gene Hayworth

6. Development of Mid-Career Librarians Cory Tucker

7. Growing Your Own Leaders: Succession Planning in Libraries Judith M. Nixon

8. Reframing Leadership: The ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Sally W. Kalin

9. The UCLA Senior Fellows Program Juliet Rumble and Bonnie MacEwan

10. Transition from Staff to Faculty in an Academic Library Cheryl McCallips

11. Transitions to Academic Libraries for Business Librarians and Librarians’ Response to Adjunct Teaching Christopher LeBeau

12. Taking Business (Librarianship) Public Mark E. Andersen

13. Transitioning to Corporate Librarianship Emily Rimland and Glenn Masuchika

14. Successful Mentoring Programs: Examples from Within and Without the Academy Bonnie A. Osif

15. The Mentoring Role of Professional Associations Diane Zabel

16. Keeping Up With Business Reference Celia Ross

17. Networking Strategies for Business and Economics Librarians Bobray Bordelon

18. Burnout Strategies for Librarians Kevin Harwell

19. The Career Choices of Business Librarians: A Survey and Discussion Todd M. Hines and Amia L. Baker

20. The MBA and Academic Business Librarians: More than Graduate Education for Subject Specialists Glenn S. McGuigan

21. The Value of International Experience David A. Flynn

About the Editor

Diane Zabel is The Louis and Virginia Benzak Business Librarian (and endowed position) at the Schreyer Business Library at Penn State University’s University Park campus. Ms. Zabel is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA). Ms. Zabel is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Academic Librarianship. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship. She served on the Editorial Board of the Publications in Librarianship series, a monographic series published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, for the period 2001-2008.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Knowledge Capital
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General