I am editing a book that will briefly describe various career options available to those with a masters in library science (or equivalent, for non-US librarians). It will include traditional library careers (public, academic, school, special library) as well as nontraditional jobs (vendor, publisher, other). Though the primary audience is the US and Canada, I am also looking for authors from other countries. Authors will describe their daily routines (a typical day in their position), the pros and cons of their jobs, and advice to those wanting to follow their career paths. Chapters will run about 2000 words and will be due Jan 1 (with a rough draft due Nov 1).
Below is a list of positions I am still filling, though some are "pending," meaning I have invited authors and am waiting for responses. The list is also very tentative, meaning that I may not include all of these positions in the book.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Priscilla Shontz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please very briefly describe your job so I can see how it fits the book’s outline.
Director of large system
Technical Services/Cataloging/Collection Development
Head of Technical Services
ILL/document delivery librarian?
(Non-US) subject specialist (ie, music, art, science, etc)
Consumer health/veterinary/pharmacy/pediatrics (clinical)
Other (online services? Etc?)
Development, database design, programming, etc