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The New Information Professional-ALA Neal-Schuman-The Library Marketplace

The New Information Professional

ALA Neal-Schuman

  • $74.00

Judy Lawson, Joanna Kroll, and Kelly Kowatch

ISBN-13: 9781555706982

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

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.

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