A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science

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Pub. Date: 2007-04-30
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The editors of liscareer.com have assembled 95 authors, each of whom describes a "typical" workday or work routine, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid fashion. In the process, they offer those interested in finding a similar job exposure to useful skills and advice across a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional jobs. In addition to public, academic, school, and special libraries, consortia, associations, LIS programs, vendors, publishing, consulting, and other non-library fields are also covered.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: What Do Librarians Do All Day?p. xvii
Public Libraries
Adult Services Librarianp. 2
Teen Librarianp. 6
Children's Librarianp. 11
Client Services Librarianp. 16
Multimedia Librarianp. 20
Electronic Services Librarianp. 24
Technical Services Managerp. 29
Rural Library Directorp. 33
Urban Branch Managerp. 37
Administratorp. 40
Territorial Librarianp. 45
Consultant, State Libraryp. 49
Academic Libraries
Reference Librarianp. 54
Reference Librarian at an Overseas American Universityp. 59
Reference Librarian and School of Nursing Liaisonp. 64
Reference/Government Documents Librarianp. 67
Social Sciences and Outreach Librarianp. 72
Distance Education Librarianp. 76
Collection Development Librarianp. 81
Curriculum Specialistp. 85
Conservatorp. 89
Cataloging/Training Librarianp. 93
Special Materials Catalogerp. 98
Serials/Electronic Resources Librarianp. 103
Ordering Librarianp. 108
Access Services Librarianp. 112
GIS/Data Librarianp. 116
Metadata Specialistp. 121
Systems Librarianp. 126
Technology Librarian in a Developing Countryp. 131
Human Resources Librarianp. 135
Information Literacy Coordinatorp. 140
Head of Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Servicesp. 144
Electronic Periodicals Managerp. 148
Head of Information Servicesp. 153
Head of Technical Servicesp. 158
Library Services Coordinatorp. 162
Learning Resource Center Directorp. 167
University Library Directorp. 171
School Libraries
Private School Librarianp. 176
International School Librarianp. 181
Special Libraries
Librarian, History of Medicine Libraryp. 186
Medical Librarian, Pediatric Hospital Libraryp. 190
Library and Information Officer, Nonprofit Health Organizationp. 194
Librarian/Vice President, Financial Companyp. 198
Technical Librarian/Document Controller, Oil and Gas Companyp. 202
Librarian, Internet Start-Up Companyp. 207
Director of Library Services, Law Firmp. 211
Law Librarian, Private Law Firmp. 215
Public Law Librarianp. 219
Librarian, Art Museum Libraryp. 224
Public Access Coordinator, Film Archivep. 229
Librarian, Private Social Clubp. 234
Golf Librarianp. 238
Information Resource Director, U.S. Embassyp. 242
Head, Legislative Relations Office, Congressional Research Servicep. 247
Information Specialist, Government Research Organizationp. 250
Armed Forces Librarianp. 254
Police Force Librarianp. 259
Coordinator of Correctional Librariesp. 263
Librarian for the Blind and Disabledp. 268
Internet Trainerp. 274
Member Support Coordinatorp. 277
Metadata Specialistp. 281
Knowledge Managerp. 284
Lis Faculty
Assistant Professorp. 290
Visiting Instructor at an International Universityp. 294
Library Vendors
Director of Sales for North Americap. 300
Sales Coordinator for International and Special Marketsp. 303
Training Resources Managerp. 307
Catalogerp. 311
Senior Product Strategistp. 315
Editor, Publisher, Author, Speakerp. 320
Assistant Editorp. 324
Author of Young Adult Novelsp. 328
Indexerp. 333
Freelance Book Producerp. 336
Rights and Permissions Managerp. 340
Electronic Marketing Managerp. 344
Web Marketing Coordinatorp. 348
Database Librarianp. 353
Associations and Agencies
Director, Library Associationp. 358
Director of Information and Communications/Privacy Officer, Advertising Associationp. 362
Senior Program Officer, Federal Agencyp. 367
Senior Planning and Development Specialist for Library Services, Federal Agencyp. 370
Program Coordinator, Health Organizationp. 375
Project Coordinator, Nonprofit Corporationp. 379
Personal Librarianp. 384
Independent Information Professionalp. 388
Consultant, Entrepreneur, Marketing Managerp. 392
Senior Program Managerp. 396
Information Architectp. 400
Competitive Intelligence Analystp. 405
Knowledge Management Specialistp. 409
Community Evangelistp. 412
Epilogue: A Day in the Life of Priscilla and Rich's Editorp. 417
Indexp. 421
About the Contributorsp. 429
About the Editorsp. 445
About LIScareer.comp. 446
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