Posted by: bluesyemre | September 12, 2013

The New Professional’s Toolkit by Bethan Ruddock

It has never been a more exciting time to be a new professional in the information field. This practical book will guide you to success as you begin your career in this rapidly growing sector. Full of advice from rising stars in the information profession, as well as numerous examples, it will give you the tools you need to thrive in libraries and information organizations. Topics include:

  • Adapting to your new environment and assessing and developing your skills
  • Getting involved in professional networks and promoting yourself
  • Project planning and management
  • Meeting your users’ needs and measuring success
  • Using online and social media tools
  • Marketing your service
  • Developing technical skills
  • Information ethics and IP
  • Working with stakeholders
  • How to generate funding for your service
  • Writing and speaking, conferences and professional organizations
  • Further qualifications, mentoring, and moving on

This is the ultimate resource for all new professionals across the information disciplines, and internationally, whether in archives, academic, public or special libraries. It’s also an ideal introduction to information work for LIS students who want to be prepared for the world of work.

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