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Skills to Make a Librarian by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

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From nonprofits to libraries

information-gathering, communication, and relationship-building—skills that transcend fields

Kimberly Fu-Jia Yang

Abstract

Employment as a nonprofit professional in grant writing, fundraising, and administration at academic institutions, or community-based nonprofits provides a wealth of information-gathering, communication, and relationship-building skills transferable to librarianship. Information-gathering expertise includes skill in both information-seeking, and curating. In both academic and community settings, seeking funding opportunities requires excellent search skills, as well as an ability to curate and track information on funding proposals submitted, awarded or declined, as well as grant reporting ...

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