Help Wanted: Job and Career Information Resources: RUSA Occasional Paper #26

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Whether you work in the private sector, an academic or a public library, all librarians need current information on the job market, career exploration, employment opportunities, how to write cover letters and resumes, salary data and internship opportunities. From the introduction on developing job and career collections in the new millennium to maintaining up-to-date information on available internships, this publication highlights techniques that can be implemented to successfully build collections on jobs and careers.

The scope of the topic includes demographic and economic changes that influence the job market, the future of the workforce, and experiences in the corporate world that affect the job search. The inclusion of electronic resources also examines how resources have shifted from books to collections incorporating Web pages, CD-ROMs, and audio-visual materials. A great resource for librarians, educators, career counselors and the general public.

Help Wanted: Job and Career Information for the New Millennium, Economic Overview and the Role of Special Libraries, by Timothy A. Dixon
2. Career Collections in the Age of Internet Job Hunting, by Roberta Astroff and Mary R. Straw
3. Career Collections in Public Libraries: San Francisco Public Library's Job and Career Information Center, by Edgar McCray
4. Career Exploration Resources, by Ryan Womack
5. Employment Vacancies, by Glenn McGuigan
6. Cover Letter, Resumes, and Interviewing, by Diane Zabel
7. Wages and Salaries, by James E. Nalen
8. Internships, by Matthew Wayman

Gary W. White

Gary W. White is head of Schreyer Business Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.