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The New Professional's Toolkit

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The New Professional's Toolkit

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The New Professional's Toolkit

by Bethan Ruddock

ISBN: 978-1856047685

Published: 2012

Pages: 192

Price: 44.95 [pounds sterling] (about $70.54; softcover)

Available from: Facet Publishing, 7 Ridgmount St., London WC1E 7AE U.K.;


Although this book is aimed at newly minted librarians, archivists, and records managers, practicing ones can learn from it as well, not only to refresh skills but also to explore new areas or change focus.

The author is content development manager at Mimas, University of Manchester (a U.K. national data center and collection of experts); she works on Copac and the Archives Hub. She won an SLA Rising Star Award in 2010, serves on the board of SLA Europe, and is an active member of CILIP's New Professionals network. She based this book on the new skills she had to develop since leaving library school only 4 years ago.

The book is divided into 12 chapters; each one focuses on a different set of skills. These include project management, teaching and training, user needs, marketing, using technologies, online and social media technologies, budgeting and funding, ethics, professional development, networking, and career development. …

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