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Business Resources: Library & Information Science Careers Resources

Use this guide as a first stop to finding and using the business and management related resources of the UC San Diego Library.

Books

 

What Do Employers Want: a Guide for Library Science Students

 
Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library & Information Science

Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide

What They Don't Teach You in Library School


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Use Roger, the UC San Diego Library catalog, to find more items.

Useful subjects are:

  • library science vocational guidance
  • librarians employment
  • librarians job descriptions

Useful book series & collections are:

Quick Links for Information on LIS Careers

These resources are an admittedly abbreviated intro into the information about Library & Information Science careers.

 

Where to find more - videos and web interviews, blogs, etc.:

San Jose State University Career Colloquia videos, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlwxuhlOynjApTAEewRenDD3HfKINNHpy

Disney animation research library, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoBkW9g7oKI

Libraries Support Economic Development, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yika6kvhvCs (public library example of how librarians help patrons with career change, business startups and more)

Looking for Patterns: Understanding the role of a data librarian, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03NhkXfjwds

Panel on Geographic Information Services in academic libraries, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78mTG6nF57w

What’s exciting about being a digital librarian, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKROpSu68Ug

Legislative Research Librarian, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6vELSXop2E

Future of Librarians – Interviews with library thought leaders http://www.collegeonline.org/library/librarians-online/index.html

Job descriptions:

Chronicle of Higher Education (for academic jobs), http://chronicle.com/jobSearch?contextId=61&facetClear=1&searchQueryString=librarian&position=&location=&postalcode=&within=10

I Need A Library Job, http://inalj.com/

 

Library & Information Science Programs, Scholarships & Networking Opportunities:

American Library Association, http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships

ALA’s main career site, http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/librarycareerssite/home

LISjobs.com scholarships page, http://www.lisjobs.com/education/scholarships.asp

Special Libraries Association, http://www.sla.org/get-involved/ most of the Chapters and Divisions have scholarships; check the ones you are most interested in to see what they offer. Most local and regional Chapters have networking events or ways you can do informational interviews with librarians working in settings of interest to you.

Society of American Archivists, http://www2.archivists.org/profession

Association of Research Libraries’ Career Enhancement Program (fellowship), http://www.arl.org/leadership-recruitment/diversity-recruitment/career-enhancement-program (UCSD Coordinator is librarian Alanna Aiko Moore, aamoore@ucsd.edu

 

Inspiration:

Library Juice: on the intersection of libraries, politics and culture, http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/

Library Success: best practices wiki, http://www.libsuccess.org/Main_Page

Steven’s Lighthouse: illuminating library industry trends, http://stephenslighthouse.com/

Roy Tennant, https://twitter.com/rtennant

Robert McDonald, https://twitter.com/mcdonald

Michael Stephens, https://twitter.com/mstephens7

Digital Shift, https://twitter.com/ShiftTheDigital

ALA Tech Source, https://twitter.com/ALA_TechSource

 

Research Help

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Adele Barsh
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Economics & Business Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Subjects:Business, Economics

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