A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information by Priscilla K. Shontz

By Priscilla K. Shontz

The editors of liscareer.com have assembled ninety five authors, every one of whom describes a customary workday or paintings regimen, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid model. within the method, they give these drawn to discovering an analogous activity publicity to helpful abilities and suggestion throughout a large choice of conventional and nontraditional jobs. as well as public, educational, institution, and certain libraries, consortia, institutions, LIS courses, proprietors, publishing, consulting, and different non-library fields also are covered.Many humans, not only these new to the sphere of Library and data technological know-how, are eager about their occupation techniques. The editors of LIScareer.com have assembled ninety five authors, each one of whom describes a standard workday or paintings regimen, sharing joys, sorrows, and annoyances in refreshingly candid style. within the strategy, they provide these attracted to discovering an identical task publicity to priceless abilities and recommendation throughout a wide selection of conventional and nontraditional jobs. as well as public, educational, college, and detailed libraries, consortia, institutions, LIS courses, owners, publishing, consulting, and different non-library fields also are lined. it is a excellent advisor for library and data technological know-how scholars, potential details pros, new librarians-or a person contemplating a profession swap.

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A formal description of my job would state that I coordinate collections and services for patrons under age eighteen and their caregivers. This includes providing reference services, craft and story programs, dedicated library spaces, outreach programs, and a variety of services. What it really means is that I do just about anything I can to get kids to use the library and develop a love of reading. It also means that I support families, teachers, and child care providers in their roles. I am an advocate for this segment of our patrons within the library and, I believe, in the larger community.

And Catherine Barr. 2002. High/low handbook: Best books and Web sites for reluctant teen readers, 4th ed. : Libraries Unlimited. , and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm. 2002. Reading don’t fix no Chevys: Literacy in the lives of young men. : Heinemann. CHAPTER 3 Children’s Librarian JENNA INNES Welcome to my “wubbulous” world as a children’s librarian at a public library. A formal description of my job would state that I coordinate collections and services for patrons under age eighteen and their caregivers.

Programming varies as we move up and down the age continuum. There are baby laptime sessions where moms and babies sit in a circle and learn nursery rhymes, language play, and strategies for sharing books with their little ones. There are sessions for small children with lots of songs, puppets, and simple stories. There are library tours for Girl Guides, kindergarten classes, and day cares to introduce our resources and demonstrate how to care for books. Programs for preschoolers and school-aged children include almost anything from educational homework help to “mad science” demonstrations to booktalking particular titles to reading aloud under a Christmas tree while dressed up as a reindeer.

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