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School Librarian’s Career Planner
Hilda K. Weisburg
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1178-5
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $46.00
 
 
 
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136 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1178-5
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, B, E, F, G, H, Z

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In theory if not in practice, traditional school library career planning went something like this: get a degree, find a job, work towards tenure, then remain in the same district until retirement. If that was ever actually the case, it certainly isn't any longer. School librarians know that making smart choices and planning strategically are the best ways to create a career that is both within their control and professionally fulfilling. This practical, hands-on book covers the multifaceted aspects of how school librarians can successfully carve out a unique niche within the educational community, showing readers how to
  • Present themselves to stakeholders, from the first interview through day-to-day job duties
  • Learn the workings of the school and district while  demonstrating expertise
  • Develop the management skills needed to assume various leadership positions, both official and unofficial
  • Stay current with developments in pedagogy and technology, and incorporate them into the fabric of the school
  • Prepare for possible changes due to staff cuts or a personal decision
For both long-time school librarians, as well as those who have recently entered the profession with a background in education, Weisburg’s guide will be an invaluable resource for navigating their career path.
Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Your First Job in the Field
Chapter 2: Acing the Interview
Chapter 3 : Selecting the Right Job
Chapter 4 : Mastering the Learning Curve
Chapter 5 : Growing Your Career
Chapter 6 : Polishing Your Skills
Chapter 7 : Moving Outwards
Chapter 8 : Taking Charge
Chapter 9 : Moving On

Index

About the Author

Hilda K. Weisburg “retired” after 31 years as a school librarian. Currently, she is the chair of AASL Advocacy Committee and is on the ALA Committee on Literacy. She gives numerous presentations in New Jersey and at state library association conferences. She has written 13 books with Ruth Toor, including New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition (2015), and she has written a solo work for ALA Editions, The School Librarian’s Career Planner (2013). She has presented at ALA, AASL, and numerous state conferences.  Contact her at hildakw@gmail.com or  @hildakw on Twitter.


 
 

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