|The New Professionalís Toolkit
Price (to CILIP members): £35.96
"Would I recommend this text? Yes, because of its stimulating approach, common sense and good examples. The sources listed will certainly provide a good platform for further enquiry and the ideas for development will greatly assist a newly-fledged professional. I would also recommend it to more seasoned practitioners as a means of reviving interest or for getting back into the profession after some time away...Bethan Ruddock is to be congratulated on a fine piece of work that should continue to have influence for a long period."
- Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
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.
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.
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.
For more information, resources and links please visit the book’s companion website.
2012; 192pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-768-5; £44.95
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