Pre- and Post-Retirement Tips for Librarians--print/e-book Bundle

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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.


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


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.