Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level

Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level

Participating, Publishing, and Presenting

1st Edition - August 9, 2017

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  • Authors: Holly Hibner, Mary Kelly
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022719
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022702

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Taking Your Library Career to the Next Level: Participating, Publishing, and Presenting helps librarians establish a brand and name recognition in their area of expertise, suggesting how to write winning proposals for both publication and presentation and places to publish. In addition, it covers how to conquer fears of public speaking and how to make presentations more dynamic. As professional development is important in most library settings to earn or maintain credentials, this book helps academic librarians look for opportunities to earn tenure, also helping special librarians look for ways to focus their training on a narrow subject area. Regardless of their reason for looking for professional development opportunities, librarians of all types will find satisfaction in contributing to the profession at a higher level. Participating in professional conversations and decision-making that impacts others in the field, and sharing knowledge through publishing and presenting are great ways to become better librarians.

Key Features

  • Helps librarians establish an area of specialty and generate name recognition in their sub-field
  • Provides guidance on the writing process and publishing opportunities, also touching on places to present material
  • Includes guidance on establishing a brand, writing successful proposals, and being a dynamic speaker

Readership

Academic librarians; corporate librarians; public library librarians

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Establishing your brand
    Determine your area of expertise
    Gain an audience

    Chapter 2: Participating
    Blogging
    Social media
    Commenting: participate in the discussion
    Networking
    Professional organizations

    Chapter 3: Publishing
    Where to publish
    Publishing proposals
    The writing process
    Fair use and copyright

    Chapter 4: Presenting
    Getting your feet wet
    Conquering your fear of public speaking
    Best practices for presenters
    Dynamic presentations
    Radio, podcasts, videos, webinars
    Conference proposals
    Fair use and copyright

    Chapter 5: Professionalism
    Who’s dime and who’s time; yours or your employer’s?
    Intellectual property; yours or your employer’s?
    Who do you represent; yourself or your employer?
    What is your goal: tenure, promotion, professional courtesy or personal satisfaction?

Product details

  • No. of pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2017
  • Published: August 9, 2017
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022719
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022702

About the Authors

Holly Hibner

Holly Hibner
Holly Hibner received an MLIS from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1999. She is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Plymouth District Library

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly
Mary Kelly received an MLIS from Wayne State University in 2002, and also has an MBA from Wayne State. Mary is an Adult Services Librarian at the Plymouth District Library.

Affiliations and Expertise

Plymouth District Library

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