Archive for the tag 'getting started'

Feb 04 2009

The Starter Job: Or, Why You Should Consider that Job in Smalltown, USA

Published by kim under careers, skills

Recently I had an opportunity to work with a young woman who had just graduated from an MLIS program. She was unsure how to proceed with her job search given the precarious job market for librarians (and everybody else!).
This young woman had never worked in a library before, and, like many of us when we [...]

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Oct 01 2008

Making the Leap: Transferring Your Skills to a New Industry

Published by rachel under careers, skills

Recently I was asked how to go about getting started with LIS work in a new industry — a timely question, given how quickly industries emerge (and contract) these days.
Although there are considerations specific to each industry (for our purposes here, I consider “academia” to be an industry), there are some basic principles that apply [...]

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