Mar 01 2005
We talk often about our skills as information professionals being transferable, and this issue’s articles illustrate ways to use our library background in various environments. Knowing more about our options allows us to plan out the career path that’s best for us; as libraries and librarianship continue to evolve, many more of us may end up in careers formerly viewed as “alternative.”
One of the ways we can use our skills as librarians, particularly researching, networking, and sharing, is by contributing our thoughts to our ongoing professional conversation through writing for publication. ICT is seeking authors for two upcoming issues - July 2005 (”getting what you’re worth) and Nov. 2005 (”what I wish I’d learned in library school”), and I’d love to see your queries at email@example.com. Please see contributor guidelines. I’m also seeking a reviewer for Blanche Woolls’ and David V. Loertscher’s The Whole School Library Handbook (ALA, 2005); e-mail a brief note with your qualifications.
For more on why you might want to contribute your work to an online publication such as this one, see my February Library Link column, “Online Is Fine.”
While I’m on the subject, I’d like to share with you some of my own contributions to the literature. Look into one of my books for yourself or your library; check out a list, with links to sample content and reviews.