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Library Jobs and Careers Bibliography


Carvell, Linda P. 2005. Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science. New York: Ferguson. 225 p.

DeRosa, Cathy, Joanne Cantrell, Diane Cellentani, Janet Hawk, Lillie Jenkins, and Alane Wilson. 2005. Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources: a Report to the OCLC Membership. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Dority, G. Kim. 2006. Rethinking Information Work: a Career Guide for Librarians and other Information Professionals. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. 236 p.   

Editors of McGraw-Hill. 2007. Resumes for Science Careers.New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 151 p.

Gordon, Rachel Singer. 2006. The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide.  Information Today, Inc. 208 p.

Gordon, Rachel Singer. 2004.  The Accidental Library Manager.  Information Today, Inc. 362 p.

Kane, Laura Townsend. 2003. Straight from the Stacks: a Firsthand Guide to Careers in Library and Information Science. Chicago: American Library Association. 155 p.

McCook, Kathleen de la Peña and Myers, Margaret. 2002. Opportunities in Library and Information Science Careers. Chicago: VGM Career Books. 160 p.

Nesbeitt, Sarah L. and Gordon, Rachel S.  2002.  The Information Professional's Guide to Career Development Online.  Information Today, Inc.  401 p.

Newlen, Robert R. 2006.  Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques that Work!: a How-to-Do Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. 206 p.

Parry, Julie. 1994. Recruitment. London: Library Association Publishing. 63 p.

Reese, Gregory L. and Hawkins, Ernestine L. 1999. Stop Talking, Start Doing!, Attracting People of Color to the Library Profession. Chicago: American Library Association. 136 p.

Rubin, Rhea Joyce. 2006. Demonstrating Results: Using Outcome Measurement in Your Library. Chicago : American Library Association. 160 p.  Describes the what, when, and why of outcome measurement; how to determine outcomes and make the outcomes measurable; how to design the data plan, prepare for implementation, and make the most of your results.

Shontz, Priscilla K., Steven J. Oberg, Robert N. Klob, Robert R. Newlen. 2002. Jump Start your Career in Library and Information Science. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press. 208 p.


Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray, editors. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science. Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 464 pages. ISBN 1591583640

from "Many people, not just those new to the field of library and information science, are curious about their career options. The editors of 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. This is a perfect guide for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians-or anyone considering a career change."

Table of contents, excerpts, contributor information, and more at

Shontz, Priscilla K. 2004. The Librarian's Career Guidebook. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press. 592 p.

Tevis, Ray. 2005. The Image of Librarians in Cinema, 1917-1999. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. 230 p.

"This work analyzes the stereotypical image of librarians, in motion pictures from the silent era to the 21st century. The work briefly describes each film, and then examines its librarian, considering every aspect of the total character from socio-economic conditions and motivations for leaving or not leaving the library, to personal attributes, to props, plot situations, and lines"-- Provided by publisher.

Woodward, Jeannette A. 2005. Creating the Customer-Driven Library: Building on the Bookstore Model. Chicago: American Library Association. 234 p.  


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