Friday, April 27, 2007

A Day in the Life is out !!

We're excited to announce that our book is out! We'd like to thank the 98 contributors for their hard work, candor, and enthusiasm. (And in case you're wondering, the description below says 95 authors -- we actually had 95 chapters, 98 contributors.) :-)


Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray, editors. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science. Libraries Unlimited, 2007. 464 pages. ISBN 1591583640.

Table of contents, excerpts, contributor information, and more at

Many people, not just those new to the field of library and information science, are curious about their career options. The editors of have assembled 95 authors, each of whom describes a "typical" workday or work routine, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid fashion. In the process, they offer those interested in finding a similar job exposure to useful skills and advice across a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional jobs. In addition to public, academic, school, and special libraries, consortia, associations, LIS programs, vendors, publishing, consulting, and other non-library fields are also covered. This is a perfect guide for library and information science students, prospective information professionals, new librarians-or anyone considering a career change.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

April 2007 Articles

These articles were just published at

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Priscilla Shontz, editor
Rich Murray, assistant editor