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Working in the Virtual Stacks
by Laura Townsend Kane

Thanks in part to technology, the boundaries of library positions are dissolving. It is no longer practical to discuss the profession in terms of traditional library types, and in today’s library, the relationship between librarians and technology is stronger than ever. In this informative volume, veteran author Kane interviews dozens of practicing librarians who are highly involved with technology as part of their day-to-day jobs. Revealing the full richness of the profession, Kane * Profiles web-services librarians in all types of settings, from veterinary medicine and law to astronomy, market research, and cataloging * Offers insights into career opportunities in the library world by challenging traditional notions of what a librarian does * Shows examples of real-world librarianship in the fields of technology instruction, digital futures, virtual libraries, and even librarians as entrepreneurs Written in a warm and personal style, Working in the Virtual Stacks presents an exciting future for librarians, already upon us today!

Straight from the Stacks
by Laura Townsend Kane

For library students, paraprofessionals, and librarians who are wondering if they have their ladder against the right wall, Straight from the stacks fills the need for an up-to-date resource that uncovers the amazing and varied jobs available in the library field. Encompassing both traditional and nontraditional career paths in libraries, this comprehensive and engaging guide makes it easy to get a grip on these and other information science career path questions. Organized by type of institution including public, school, academic, nontraditional, medical/law, and library administration. Kane covers the many areas of librarianship and typical jobs in each environment and provides practical answers to the common questions: Should I move ahead for that MLIS? Where can I go with this advanced degree in library science? What else is out there? Am I on the right career path? What experience and training do I need? Tracing career paths, everyday duties, and qualities for succeeding, this useful overview offers anyone entering the profession inspiration as well as hard-hitting career-building information. First-hand accounts from real-life librarians in a variety of information science di

So You Want To Be a Librarian
by Lauren Pressley

Librarians tend to love their work and consider librarianship a great career. This book is by a talented librarian who wants to introduce people, especially people searching for the right career, to the profession. It answers such questions as: What do librarians do? What are the different types of libraries and professional jobs in libraries? What are librarians all about and what hot issues do they discuss in their professional lives? What do I do to become a librarian? What are some important things to know once I’m in a masters program in library science? This book is an essential introduction to the profession for someone who is at the point of choosing a career.

Mostly Dead Things
by Kristen Arnett

A New York Times Bestseller

“This book is my song of the summer.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at Esquire, The Week, BuzzFeed, NYLON, Bustle, HuffPost, The Boston Globe, and more.

One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals. Her brother Milo withdraws, struggling to function. And Brynn, Milo’s wife—and the only person Jessa’s ever been in love with—walks out without a word. As Jessa seeks out less-than-legal ways of generating income, her mother’s art escalates—picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose—and the Mortons reach a tipping point. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them.  

Kristen Arnett’s debut novel is a darkly funny, heart-wrenching, and eccentric look at loss and love.


Recruitment, Retention and Restructuring
by Association of College and Research Libraries. Ad Hoc Task Force on Recruitment & Retention Issues

This is a book about librarian and faculty collaboration – as it exists now and as it could exist. In a series of essays, the authors assert that collaboration will be the next great transition in higher education. The possibilities of librarians working across disciplines and traditional university boundaries are explored. Included are a review of the literature, case studies of exemplary programs at the institutional level, reports of surveys of informal collaborations, a directory of resources, as well as theoretical models of the collaborative enterprise.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-15
by United States. Department of Labor, United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Reflects the latest employment projections”–P. [4] of cover.

Felt in the Jaw
by Kristen N. Arnett

In her debut story collection, Kristen Arnett, with dark humor, explores the lives of queer women and their families in the light of the bleak Florida sun. A young dancer suddenly loses language while her family struggles to understand their new roles. A mother endures a horrifying spider bite while camping with her daughters in the backyard. A family reunion goes sour when a group of cousins are left to their own devices. In these ten stories, outward strength is always betrayed by deep vulnerability: these are characters so desperate for family and connection that they often isolate themselves–and sometimes, it’s the world isolating them.

Building Libraries for the 21st Century
by T.D. Webb

Despite calls for electronic, virtual, digital libraries without walls, the walled variety are still being built, some of them massive. This book explores the reasons for this contradiction by examining several notable new library facilities around the world to see how modern expectations for libraries are being translated into concrete and steel. More and more libraries are looking at change not as a dreaded hazard but as an opportunity that can itself be seized to strengthen the library in the areas of mission, technologies, facilities, funding, and organizational structure. Thirteen libraries are discussed—by a librarian or administrator who worked on the project. Each author writes about the design and building concerns that were particularly relevant to that library: philosophy, political issues, or any other concerns that affected planning, building, and services in the new facility. Introductory and concluding chapters identify underlying values and themes, tying everything together. The unique combinations of issues, constraints, and opportunities show how libraries are planning to fit into the approaching era of virtual information delivery.


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