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Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal by Oliver Cutshaw

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3

No job, no way: librarians are often unprepared for voluntary and involuntary career changes

Abstract:

Chapter 3 examines the widespread challenges to the library field in the early twenty-first century. Among these changes are the widespread economic downturn, downsizing initiatives, outsourcing, and technological advancements that serve both as allies of information science but also function as initiators of drastic workplace transformations. Librarians frequently are overly specialized and have a poor understanding of the job market; consequently they are ill prepared to face the rigors of this changing employment environment. The first step to making themselves more marketable is self-assessment of their career skills and goals.

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