What they don't teach you in library school / Elisabeth Doucett.

By: Doucett, Elisabeth
Material type: TextTextSeries: ALA guides for the busy librarian: Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2011Description: 1 online resource (viii, 149 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780838990995; 0838990991; 9780838991008; 0838991009; 1283172321; 9781283172325; 9786613172327; 6613172324Subject(s): Library science | Library science -- Vocational guidance | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General | Library science | Library science -- Vocational guidance | Bibliothéconomie -- Orientation professionnelleGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: What they don't teach you in library school.DDC classification: 020.23 LOC classification: Z665 | .D685 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The right job -- Planning your career -- Networking -- Making "librarian" a brand -- Understanding your new work environment : your library -- Understanding your new work environment : your community -- How to manage problem patrons in the library -- Managing confrontation productively -- Public speaking -- Teamwork -- Promotional marketing -- Thinking like a retailer -- Strategic planning -- Trend tracking -- Facilities management / by Robert E. Dugan -- Figures and finances.
Summary: MLS programs do a good job of teaching the basic skills of being a librarian - how to catalog books, how to clarify a reference request, how to run a story hour. But as any working librarian will tell you, that's not the half of it. A long-time library administrator, Elisabeth Doucett gives new librarians a full dose of practical advice and wisdom that remains between the lines of most library curriculum, while also teaching seasoned professionals a thing or two. Gleaned from years of hard-fought experience, this book: a) covers a variety of library topics that are truly relevant to the day-to-day job, such as management, administration, and marketing; b) shows how librarians can use practical business and organizational skills to do a better job and further their careers; and c) presents information in a grab-and-go format perfect that's ready to apply in the real world. For MLS graduates just entering the job market, as well as individuals interested in switching gears through promotion or advancement, Doucett offers the inside scoop on what a librarian really needs to know.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The right job -- Planning your career -- Networking -- Making "librarian" a brand -- Understanding your new work environment : your library -- Understanding your new work environment : your community -- How to manage problem patrons in the library -- Managing confrontation productively -- Public speaking -- Teamwork -- Promotional marketing -- Thinking like a retailer -- Strategic planning -- Trend tracking -- Facilities management / by Robert E. Dugan -- Figures and finances.

MLS programs do a good job of teaching the basic skills of being a librarian - how to catalog books, how to clarify a reference request, how to run a story hour. But as any working librarian will tell you, that's not the half of it. A long-time library administrator, Elisabeth Doucett gives new librarians a full dose of practical advice and wisdom that remains between the lines of most library curriculum, while also teaching seasoned professionals a thing or two. Gleaned from years of hard-fought experience, this book: a) covers a variety of library topics that are truly relevant to the day-to-day job, such as management, administration, and marketing; b) shows how librarians can use practical business and organizational skills to do a better job and further their careers; and c) presents information in a grab-and-go format perfect that's ready to apply in the real world. For MLS graduates just entering the job market, as well as individuals interested in switching gears through promotion or advancement, Doucett offers the inside scoop on what a librarian really needs to know.

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