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

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Jacobs, Courtney E. July 2012.

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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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  • The Informed Librarian Online, 2012, Teaneck: Infosources Publishing

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Jacobs, Courtney E. Building a Better Librarian: Why Your Work As A Librarian Begins LONG Before Your Graduate Program, article, July 2012; [Teaneck, New Jersey]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96823/: accessed February 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .