The Information and Knowledge Professional’s Career Handbook: Define and create your success
By Ulla de Stricker and Jill Hurst‐Wahl
2011 Chandos (Woodhead) Publishing
UK ISBN 1 84334 608 7
ISBN‐13: 978 1 84334 608 1
Information Professionals and Knowledge Managers deal with significant career challenges for a number of reasons associated (for example) with common misperceptions of their expertise and roles. In environments where they must often justify their work and value over and over, those already in the profession and those just entering need to prepare for a reality that may differ from expectations. Based on the authors’ own extensive experience, the book is intended to give readers a set of tools and techniques with which to secure a strong career, build an effective brand, and succeed as professionals.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: What is in the book
2. An opaque profession: Special challenges
3. Knowing who you are: Determining a good “fit” for you
4. Developing your brand: Marketing, merchandising, and selling
5. Looking for a job: Tips and tricks
6. Creating your story: Crafting a compelling resume
7. Knowing where you want to go: Plan ‐ but not too much!
8. Navigating corporate waters: Understand organizational psychology
9. Winning support: Sell your proposals, ideas, and solutions
10. Making the leap to a leading role: Your first job as the boss
11. Resilience at work: Thrive even on the challenging days
12. About the money: Earn what you are worth
13. Passing it on: Collegial support and mentoring
14. Our colleagues speak: Career snapshots
15. Jill and Ulla speak: Our professional journeys
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- Read review by Donald Lickley for Information Today Europe (Jan. 2014)
- Read review by Carol Stahlberg (Nov. 2011)
- From book review by Alexandra Simons (Sep. 2011):
The Journal of Academic Librarianship September 2011 p. 450
Anecdotal evidence suggests that many people in the field are looking for careers outside traditional library settings, so this is a timely and helpful guide for new or experienced professionals who are considering staying in libraries or making a jump to other opportunities, such as consulting.
- Listen to interview by Henrik de Gyor (Aug. 2011)
- Read review by Robyn Stockand (May 2011)
- Listen to interview by Dennie Heye (Mar. 2011)