Taking Charge of Your Career

A Guide for Library and Information Professionals


  • Joanna Ptolomey, Consultant, UK

This book is about rethinking your career in a refreshing and systematic way to take into account your professional and personal goals. The book provides students and information and library professionals (at all levels) with tools and practical steps to making changes in their career. At the heart of the book is a methodology called ‘personal strategic planning’, which allows the reader to work out a baseline for what is important to them in a career and provide techniques and tools for moving forwards.
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Practitioners and students in Library and Information Science; Information professionals


Book information

  • Published: June 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-465-0


Librarian or information professionals seeking to redirect their careers or to improve the quality of work life could benefit from the tools and advice that Ptolomey provides in this guide. If you buy this book and put it to use, your investment will be well repaid., Journal of the Medical Library Association

Table of Contents

Part 1 The backbone - Skip this at your peril: Your LIS career I presume? It’s all about you; Check out the view - the LIS landscape. Part 2 Everyday tools for taking charge of your career: Tips for keeping up with business as usual and managing change; Making the time for managing your career; Taking charge using project management as a tool. Part 3 Different stages of your career: Career breaks; Starting out, making it count; Managing and leading; Going it alone - being an independent information professional. Part 4 Complete framework for personal strategic planning: Personal strategic planning.