What Do Employers Want? A Guide for Library Science Students

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We’d like to thank Kim Dority for her constant encouragement; she has been a wonderful mentor to both of us throughout this process. We’re thrilled that she wrote the foreword for this book.

We’re grateful to the many people who helped us create this book. Our acquisitions editor, Blanche Woolls, patiently answered our many questions and provided helpful advice as we worked. Wendy Israel and Holly Riggs read and commented on early drafts. Tiffany Eatman Allen and Susanne Markgren contributed special essays. Priscilla’s dad, Robert Klob, drew the illustrations. Anne Brûlé and Ellen Symons indexed the book. Emma Bailey, Elizabeth Claeys, and Arathi Pillai helped make the book a reality.

We’d especially like to thank the numerous colleagues out there who shared their career advice. You’ll see many of their names throughout this book, and there are countless others who provided invaluable insights.

Priscilla would like to thank her husband, David, for his love and support; her parents for their constant encouragement; and her children, Laura and Sophie, for their joyfulness and curiosity. She also appreciates Sai Boeker, Keri Richards, Pen Anderson, Brian Laird, and Cheryl Brisbane for listening, understanding, and making her laugh.

Rich would like to thank his parents for always being there; his current and former colleagues, particularly Beth Doyle and Noah Huffman, for making work more fun; Rosalyn Raeford for being such a supportive and inspiring boss; and Mark Rifkin for making everything happier and brighter.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Chapter 1 - What Employers Want 1
  • Section 1 - The Student Experience 9
  • Chapter 2 - Your MLS Education 11
  • Chapter 3 - Practical Experience 19
  • Chapter 4 - Your Professional Identity 29
  • Chapter 5 - Additional Skills 37
  • Section 2 - The Job Search 45
  • Chapter 6 - How Employers Hire 47
  • Chapter 7 - Your Job Search 55
  • Chapter 8 - Resumes 61
  • Chapter 9 - Cover Letters 79
  • Chapter 10 - Interviews 87
  • Chapter 11 - Your New Job 105
  • Resources 111
  • Index 115
  • About the Authors 119
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