Pre- and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1120-4
Published: 
2012
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ALA Editions
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256
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6"
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9"
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Softcover
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A, C, E, G, I

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Retirement holds many questions for librarians. Smallwood's volume offers insight, inspiration, and tips for those already retired as well as those thinking about retiring. A raft of veteran librarians, financial advisors, and other experts address

  • Planning for retirement, and how to leave things in good shape for those continuing your work
  • The pros and cons of taking early retirement, including financial considerations
  • How to stay connected to the profession after leaving the job by engaging in part-time work and through professional related activities
  • Second careers, community volunteering, travel, staying healthy, budgeting, and other post-retirement activities and concerns

This book helps librarians navigate a smooth passage into retirement.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction


Part I: Before Retiring
1. Exploring Your Retirement Options

 

Linda Burkey Wade

2. Four Steps to a Better Retirement

 

 

Brett Hammond

3. How to Retire Graciously

 

 

Susan Carol Curzon

4. Social Security for Pre-Retirees: Basic Elements and Helpful Tips

 

 

Donald G. Frank


Part II: Finances in Retirement
5. Your Income in Retirement: Steps to a Solid Spending Plan

 

 

Maria A. Bruno, CFP®

6. Investment Strategies for Fiscally Challenged Librarians

 

 

James B. Casey

7. Learning to Be Frugal: Finding the Best Deals to Maintain an Active Lifestyle

 

 

Rose Parkman Marshall

8. Maintaining, Repairing, and Protecting Your Credit after Retirement

 

 

Jennifer Boxen


Part III: Exploring New Roads
9. Following Your Passion: A Dream Deferred

 

 

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

10. Going Back to School

 

 

Louise F. Benke

11. Participating in Oral Histories or Donating Papers to Archives

 

 

Dorothea J. Coiffe


Part IV: Working after Retiring
12. Choosing to Go Back to Work

 

 

Sharon Nottingham

13. Collecting and Selling on Ebay: A Great Career for Retired Librarians

 

 

Jennifer Tang

14. Working Part-Time after Retirement

 

 

Rita Marsales


Part V: Volunteering after Retirement
15. "I Thought You Retired!": Volunteering in Your Library

 

 

Mary Redmond

16. Volunteering in Retirement

 

 

Renee B. Bush

17. My Experience Volunteering with VSO in Ethiopia

 

 

Shirley Lewis


Part VI: Health
18. Seven Lessons for Adjusting to Retirement

 

 

Janet Husband

19. What About Health Insurance in Retirement?

 

 

Sandra Cortese


Part VII: Financial Planning
20. The Logistics of Downsizing

 

 

Patricia H. Atwood

21. Mediation as a Tool in Legacies and Financial Planning: A Play in Three Acts

 

 

Carolyn J. Rodis and Steven Henick

22. The Single Biggest Money Mistake Retirees Make

 

 

Brian Fricke, CFP®


Part VIII: Location after Retirement
23. On the Move—Relocating When You Retire

 

 

Susan Montgomery

24. Finding the Perfect Place to Retire

 

 

Jeanne Munn Bracken

 

 

Contributors
Index

 

Carol Smallwood

Carol Smallwood received her MLS from Western Michigan University and her MA in history from Eastern Michigan University. She is the author or editor of numerous books for Scarecrow, McFarland, Libraries Unlimited, Pudding House Publications, Peter Lang, and others. Some other credits include The Writer's Chronicle, Journal of Formal Poetry, Detroit News, Instructor, English Journal, and Michigan Feminist Studies. Her novel, Lily's Odyssey, appeared in 2010; she coedited the anthology Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages (2009), and she has a short story in Best New Writing 2010. A 2009 National Federation of State Poetry Societies Award Winner and a finalist for the 2009 Eric Hoffer Award for prose, she has experience in school, public, and special libraries and has served as a library consultant. Smallwood appears in Contemporary Authors, Who's Who in America, and is a member of the American Library Association.