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How can our professional organizations and graduate schools build a better professional support system?

Abstract:

Chapter 9 discusses the current employment situation in our field and the role our graduate schools and professional organizations can play in helping librarians survive our challenging job marketplace. Do our schools prepare new information professionals for the challenging employment environment of the twenty-first century? What can professional organizations do to improve the employment opportunities of their members? What life skills and employment strategies should we be emphasizing to help both new and more seasoned workers cope with unemployment, underemployment, and career stagnation? There are no easy answers to these ...

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