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A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science
Edited by Priscilla K. Shontz and Richard A. Murray


Many people, not just those new to the field of Library and Information Science, are curious about their career options. The editors of LIScareer.com 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.

CONTENTS
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Do Librarians Do All Day?
Part I: Public Libraries
Part II: Academic Libraries
Part III: School Libraries
Part IV: Special Libraries
Part V: Consortia
Part VI: LIS Faculty
Part VII: Library Vendors
Part VIII: Publishing
Part IX: Associations and Agencies
Part X: Nontraditional


Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 464pp.

2007/softbound
978-1-59158-364-6 $45.