Thursday, November 19, 2009

LIScareer's on Facebook

We've finally created a Facebook page. Please join us, and feel free to post your own career question for other LIScareer fans!

LIScareer Consulting

The new consulting service has started off well, and I've thoroughly enjoyed the interactions with the fascinating clients I've worked with so far. If you know anyone who might be interested, please let them know about LIScareer Consulting. Thanks! -- Priscilla

Friday, October 30, 2009

New consulting service

Priscilla is launching a new online library career consulting service for new librarians, MLS students, and prospective MLS students. For more information please see our consulting page.

New assistant editor

We are pleased to welcome a new assistant editor, Tiffany Eatman Allen. She will join editor Priscilla Shontz and assistant editor Rich Murray in soliciting and editing articles for the site. Tiffany is the Personnel Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill Library and co-writes the Career Q&A with the Library Career People blog.

Call for articles

LIScareer is accepting article proposals again! If you are interested, please see the author guidelines.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

LIScareer accepting article proposals

I will be working on the site redesign for the next month or so, but we are happy to accept article proposals again. If you have something you'd like to write, please see the article submission guidelines.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

LIScareer redesign underway

I'm trying to redesign LIScareer and, if all goes well, we'll be able to begin accepting articles for publication in a month or so. Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Survey: What Do You Love About Librarianship? (Deadline Aug 31)

I would appreciate your input for a new book/article idea I'm working on. Please feel free to pass this on to others. This is just an informal survey asking "what do you love about being in the library/information science field?" I'm looking for quick, anecdotal responses; then I may get back to you if I'd like to follow up. Please respond to by Aug 31 if possible.

(1) Why did you become a librarian or information professional?
(2) What do you enjoy most about being in this field? (ie, variety, schedules, continuing your own education, helping others, research, etc.) Please include examples if possible.
(3) Do you feel you help others, or make an impact, through your work? If so, how?
(4) What is a funny or odd thing you've encountered in your work? (I'm interested in hearing funny anecdotes about "real life" at your job.)
(5) What would you advise a library school student to do or learn before he/she graduates? What advice would you give someone considering this profession?

Thank you again for your time and input!
Priscilla Shontz