What’s the Alternative: Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros is a brand new title by Rachel Singer Gordon. And what a valuable addition to the library literature.
Rachel covers a wide range of alternative settings where your library and information skills could be put to work. Some of the settings covered include: professional associations, starting your own business, working for vendors, publishing, writing, teaching, knowledge management, technology, and many many more. She covers the pros and cons of various career choices, ideas for how to make a change and lots of incredibly practical advice on creating career options for yourself.
And to get the ‘up close and personal’ view, there are many sidebars and quotes from people who are working in alternative careers. (full disclosure: I’m a ‘sidebar’!)
So if you’ve ever wondered what else you could do with your skills, check out this title.
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