The New Information Professional
Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll, and Kelly Kowatch
200 pages • 2010
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
Library and information services
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.