May 01 2005

Editor’s Note, May 2005

Published by rachel at 1:38 pm under Editor's Notes

From the moment we make the decision to enter this profession, we take on the responsibility for charting our own path - no matter what obstacles life, our libraries, or our particular jobs decide to throw in our way. Today’s contributors talk about the idea of charting a career path in some very different ways, ranging from how to deal with unexpected unemployment, to coming to librarianship in a roundabout manner, to proactively increasing our marketability.

ICT is currently seeking writers for two upcoming issues, Sept. 2005 (”What I Wish I’d Learned in Library School”) and Nov. 2005 (”The Things We Bring”). More on these themes and contributor guidelines can be found at http://www.lisjobs.com/newsletter/theme.htm ; e-mail queries to editor@lisjobs.com.

Lastly, just a note that ICT exists in part to promote your humble editor’s services as a writer and a speaker. If you think you’d like to engage me for either, please take a look at my online resume: http://www.lisjobs.com/resume.htm , which contains examples of previous work and presentations. I’m available to speak to your library group or institution on multiple topics, including writing for publication, accidental library management, library careers, marketing yourself online, accidental systems librarianship, and next generation librarianship and succession planning.

- Rachel

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