May 01 2007
Tucker, Cory and Reeta Sinha. New Librarian, New Job: Practical Advice for Managing the Transition. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006. ISBN 0810858517. $45.00.
New Librarian, New Job touches on what a new librarian needs to know in four sections, with chapters covering specific subtopics. “Getting Started” covers the move from school to work, “Library Departments” details the specifics of different working units of libraries, and “Career Advancement” provides advice seeking continuous professional development. The fourth section of the book, “Survival Skills for Your First (or Fifteenth!) Year,” will be most helpful for new librarians, providing chapters on time management, organizational politics and effectively dealing with technology. This book is recommended for both new librarians and those in information science programs.
Sarah DeSanctis Neidert is a public services librarian at the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan.