Taking a broad approach from career counselling theory to recommendations of major sources of career and job information, this book, first published in 1992, covers subjects such as cooperative programs between librarians, career planning professionals, and job search counsellors and the evaluation of career-related materials. It emphasizes the constant demand for career and job information regardless of economic conditions. Librarians can act as intermediaries to help patrons locate career and employment sources dispersed throughout the collection, demonstrate their proper use, and guide them to additional useful sources. Specific chapters explain how to expand career and job services by networking with other community resources and developing a strong core collection of the best resources available. Other ground breaking topics analysed include employment and labour market trends for the 1990s, unemployment services in libraries, evaluation criteria for career resources, essential career planning and employment materials, specialized collections for relocation literature, and employment of persons with disabilities.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Expansion of Career and Job Information Services Byron Anderson Part 1. Careers, Jobs, and Libraries: An Overview 1. Information Empowers People to Build Careers Nancy L. Larson and Carole Minor 2. Delivering Career and Job Information: A Place for Libraries Byron Anderson 3. LC Subject Headings for Career Materials: A Critique and Some Suggestions William E. Studwell and David A. Hamilton Part 2. Career Planning and Job Searching: Library Services and Cooperative Programs 4. The Training of Librarians to Work With the Adult Unemployed: The Pennsylvania Model Stephen M. Mallinger 5. A Survey of Cooperative Activities Between Career Planning Departments and Academic Libraries Charlene Abel 6. The Career Center Library: A Special Library in an Academic Setting Elizabeth A. Lorenzen and Sarah Jane Batt 7. Whither the Working Class? Library Career Planning Service for Workers in Transition Martin Elliot Jaffe 8. Libraries and Career Planning and Placement Professionals: Partnerships in Assisting Job Seekers Bruce Bloom 9. Career Information: One Library's Services Beth Ann Krohler and Cecelia R. Howard Part 3. Career and Job Information: Evaluation and Sources 10. Evaluating Occupational Information for Use in Libraries and Career Resource Centers Alan J. Farber 11. Finding the Right Place to Live: Sources of Geographic Relocation Information Robert F. Rose 12. Library Resources on the Employment of People With Disabilities Samuel T. Huang 13. An Evaluation of the Resume Content Recommendations of Resume Writing Books Barbara E. Weeg 14. Career Resources in Library Collections Marilyn Searson Lary