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1st Edition

New Professional's Toolkit

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ISBN 9781856047685
Published May 29, 2012 by Facet Publishing
192 Pages

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Book Description

This practical toolkit will be your guide towards career success and fulfilment as you make your way in the information sector.

Each chapter captures the expert advice of rising stars in the profession and across sectors, interweaving case studies that illustrate how to thrive in the information sector, take control of your professional development and get to grips with every area of information work. A companion website provides further information, resources and links.

Comprehensive coverage includes:

adapting to your new environment and assessing and developing your skills

getting involved in professional networks and promoting yourself

project planning and management

meeting your users needs and measuring success

using online and social media tools

marketing your service

developing technical skills

information ethics and IP

working with stakeholders

how to generate funding for your service

writing and speaking, conferences and professional organisations

further qualifications, mentoring and moving on.

Readership: This is the ultimate resource for all new professionals across the information disciplines, and internationally, whether in archives, academic, public or special libraries. It's also an ideal introduction to information work for LIS students who want to be prepared for the world of work.

Table of Contents

1. Project management 2. Teaching, training and communicating 3. Meeting your users’ needs and measuring success 4. Marketing your service and engaging stakeholders 5. Using technologies 6. Getting and staying online 7. Generating funding and doing more with less 8. Managing money, budgets and negotiating 9. Information ethics and copyright 10. Upskilling and professional development 11. Networking and promoting yourself 12. Professional involvement and career development.

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