The New Information Professional: Your Guide to Careers in the Digital Age

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$57.00
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$ 51.30
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-698-2
Published: 
2010
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
200
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
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This book's progressive approach, unmatched scope and up-to-date guidance will open the doors to a wide range of exciting information-age careers to undergraduates, high school students, parents, and advisors along with Information students and recent graduates who are interested in exploring emerging career paths. Written by a team of seasoned career services experts at the University of Michigan, one of the nation’s leading iSchools, this exceedingly comprehensive new resource provides in-depth coverage of career opportunities in eight core information fields, including:

  • Archives and preservation management
  • Human computer interaction
  • Information analysis and retrieval
  • Information systems management
  • Information policy
  • Library and information services
  • Records management
  • Social computing

Chapters are clearly organized by field, and each one includes a fully-fleshed description, real world profile, education and training programs, example job titles, illustrated career maps, and online resources for additional exploration. There is also an invaluable chapter on career planning that covers self-assessment, career-decision making, networking, and job search strategies. The New Information Professional is an indispensable resource for career information collections within school, public, and academic libraries, as well as for college career centers and career counselors.

"Lawson, Kroll, and Kowatch have given us an updated career guide that accepts and assumes library science's transformation to information professionals, and they have written an easy-to-use career guide reference for career counselors and new graduates ... This book is recommended as a useful resource for recruitment to the information profession in all college career centers and for library and information science graduate progream collections, as well as an introduction to the possibilities of the profession for individuals considering the master of library and information science degree." 

--Journal of the Medical Library Association
"This information is simply invaluable, and to my knowledge, doesn't exist anywhere else ... The New Information Professional provides valuable information that's specific, detailed, and actionable."
--Kim Dority, The New Information Professional
"There are few books in the information field that contain information that is as cutting edge and helpful as that provided in this book. Certainly, every employed records manager should own and read it." 
--Information Management
"A useful, engaging guide for those considering a career as an information professional. Drawing on their extensive experience in information science higher education, the authors map out the many and diverse options for information professionals ... Highly recommended."
--CHOICE