How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool (eBook)

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There’s never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. But whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information needed to stay afloat. Their collective wisdom will act as a lifesaver, providing * Practical and specific advice on how the job-search process works, including the how-tos of reading between the lines of a job listing and assembling a compelling application packet * Keys to understanding the mysterious ways of search committees, and what criteria may be used to determine successful candidates * The nuts and bolts of undergoing a successful job interview, plus tips for negotiating when an offer is made Job-hunters at every level of experience will find this volume the definitive resource for moving successfully into an academic career.

There’s never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. But whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information needed to stay afloat. Their collective wisdom will act as a lifesaver, providing * Practical and specific advice on how the job-search process works, including the how-tos of reading between the lines of a job listing and assembling a compelling application packet * Keys to understanding the mysterious ways of search committees, and what criteria may be used to determine successful candidates * The nuts and bolts of undergoing a successful job interview, plus tips for negotiating when an offer is made Job-hunters at every level of experience will find this volume the definitive resource for moving successfully into an academic career.


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  • ISBN-10: 0838992471
  • ISBN-13: 9780838992470

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