First impressions / Melinda Livas -- The view from the top / Theodosia Shields and Annie Payton -- The accidental librarian / Tamara Acevedo -- We've always done it this way / Katherine Farmer -- Professional associations and you / Lynda Kellam -- Life cycle of a librarian's year / Jenny Dale -- Assessing the job / Greta Wood -- Developing a plan B / Beth Martin -- How not to be one of the penguins / Phil Blank -- What if the job doesn't work out? / Kelly Evans.
This collection of essays from ten from-the-trenches librarians offers practical insights into how to launch and manage your library career. Though everyone's path is different, this book is intended to help you formulate an organized approach to finding your own career path.
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