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ERIC Number: ED516066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 152
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1080-1
How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool
Neely, Teresa Y., Ed.
ALA Editions
There's never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. Whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information needed to stay afloat. Their collective wisdom will act as a lifesaver, providing: (1) Practical and specific advice on how the job-search process works, including the how-tos of reading between the lines of a job listing and assembling a compelling application packet; (2) Keys to understanding the mysterious ways of search committees, and what criteria may be used to determine successful candidates; and (3) The nuts and bolts of undergoing a successful job interview, plus tips for negotiating when an offer is made. Job-hunters at every level of experience will find this volume the definitive resource for moving successfully into an academic career. Chapters of this book include: (1) Welcome to Library Land (Teresa Y. Neely); (2) Entry-Level Jobs in Academic Libraries (Teresa Y. Neely with Kathleen B. Garcia); (3) How to Read a Job Ad: Seeing the Obvious, and Reading between the Lines (Sever Bordeianu and Christina M. Desai); (4) Compiling an Application Packet That Doesn't Make the Search Committee Want to Kill You (Sarah L. Stohr); (5) You Have the Right to Remain Silent throughout the Interview Process (Teresa Y. Neely); (6) The Phone Interview: Take Your Best Foot Out of Your Mouth and Put It Forward (Teresa Y. Neely with Monica Etsitty Dorame); (7) Live and in-Person: Get Ready to Meet the Entire Library Family (Daniel Barkley); (8) Your Presentation: It Should Not Be Ridiculous (Sarah L. Stohr and Bruce Neville); (9) Job Offers, Negotiations, and All the Wonderful Things You Can Ask For! (Evangela Q. Oates and Teresa Y. Neely); and (10) The Eight-Month Marathon: From Library School to New Librarian (Silvia Lu). An index is also included
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Language: English
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