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

By Priscilla K. Shontz

The editors of liscareer.com have assembled ninety five authors, every one of whom describes a standard workday or paintings regimen, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid style. within the technique, they give these drawn to discovering an identical activity publicity to priceless abilities and recommendation throughout a large choice of conventional and nontraditional jobs. as well as public, educational, institution, and certain libraries, consortia, institutions, LIS courses, owners, publishing, consulting, and different non-library fields also are covered.

Many humans, not only these new to the sector of Library and data technological know-how, are involved in their occupation suggestions. The editors of LIScareer.com have assembled ninety five authors, each one of whom describes a customary workday or paintings regimen, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid type. within the approach, they give these attracted to discovering the same activity publicity to priceless abilities and recommendation throughout a wide selection of conventional and nontraditional jobs. as well as public, educational, tuition, and distinct libraries, consortia, institutions, LIS courses, proprietors, publishing, consulting, and different non-library fields also are lined. it is a ideal advisor for library and data technology scholars, potential details execs, new librarians-or a person contemplating a profession change.

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Some people are wonderful and grateful. They come in with challenging questions and are Public Libraries 23 demonstratively happy when I help them find things. One patron hugged me for locating the score for a particular song. I love when high school orchestra members ask for recordings of the music they’re performing, because I was never that motivated as a band member. I’ve seen patrons both young and old take pride in mastering how to search for materials in our online catalog, a system better designed for finding books than music or movies.

I serve as the system follow-up contact for any of our library’s patrons’ questions that could not be answered through Web-based chat and that require more detailed research. Instant Messaging Reference I coordinate the library’s instant messaging reference service, supervising the work of our seven librarians staffing this service. I train the librarians on procedure and policy, coordinate scheduling, and keep up on instant messaging trends and news to expand our service to the broadest audience possible.

E-mail Lists TAGAD-L: Teen Advisory Groups—Advisory Discussion. com/lists/tagad-l (accessed February 1, 2006). YALSA-BK and YA-YAAC. htm (accessed February 1, 2006). Journals School Library Journal. com (accessed February 1, 2006). VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates. com (accessed February 1, 2006). 10 A Day in the Life Other Online Resources Connecting YA. com (accessed February 1, 2006). This is the Web site affiliated with the book of the same title (and others). It contains a useful preview of the book, now in its third edition, and also provides free downloads of presentations by author Patrick Jones.

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