Friday, March 4, 2011

How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool

Neely, Teresa Y., Ed. How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool. Chicago: ALA, 2011. 023.2 How ISBN 978-0-8389-1080-1
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 readingbetween 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 todetermine 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.