Thursday, November 01, 2012

"Resilience" by Ellen Mehling

With the state of the economy and rapid, ongoing technological changes in the field of library science, many information professionals have experienced changes themselves in their careers in recent years. These changes range from minor and relatively easy to adapt to (new procedures or software to learn, for example) to bigger and more difficult to bounce back from (such as an involuntary relocation or a layoff). Resilience = Easier, Quicker Recovery I have been advising librarians and LIS students for years and I have seen those who recoup quickly after job loss or other disappointments and those who don't. I've spoken to those who have managed to find work more than once since the recession began and have thriving careers despite the state of the economy and other obstacles. While you cannot make yourself entirely immune to change and its negative effects, there are things you can do to make it more likely you will recover in a shorter period of time. Read the rest of this article at