Building a Better Librarian: Why Your Work As A Librarian Begins LONG Before Your Graduate Program

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This articles discusses why ones work as a librarian begins long before their graduate program.

Creator(s): Jacobs, Courtney E.
Creation Date: July 2012
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Jacobs, Courtney E.

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: Infosources Publishing
Place of Publication: [Teaneck, New Jersey]
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  • Creation: July 2012
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This articles discusses why ones work as a librarian begins long before their graduate program.

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Department: Libraries
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Abstract: The field of librarianship has undergone dramatic changes in the past 5 years; perhaps most notably in the number and type of open positions, as well as the job application process itself. Numbers point to a bleak market, and countless blogs lament the situation while offering never ending "to do lists" for the aspiring librarian. The author offers her own suggestions from personal experience; tools that she not only developed to secure a promising position at a prestigious university library in her chosen area, but also continue to use in her present position in anticipation of advancement. This piece is directed to those aspiring librarians seeking advice on the perilous journey ahead, as well as to the author's peers; the colleagues, supervisors, and mentors of aspiring librarians who seek to offer the same assistance we have all benefited from in the past.

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3 p.

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Keyword(s): librarians | career development | professional portfolios | networking | research | publishing
Source: The Informed Librarian Online, 2012, Teaneck: Infosources Publishing
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Publication Title: The Informed Librarian