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The librarian's skillbook : 51 essential career skills for information professionals / Deborah Hunt and David Grossman. [San Leandro, CA] : Information Edge, 2013. Having the right skills is a critical component for landing a new job or any type of career advancement. Librarians and information professionals possess many marketable and transferable skills that can easily equip them to pursue a wide range of information-based jobs.

Making the most of your library career / edited by Lois Stickell, Bridgette Sanders. / Chicago : ALA Editions, American Library Association, 2014. An MLIS can provide the skill set needed to get a library job, but building a library career means knowing how to maximize your potential every step of the way.

LIS career sourcebook : managing and maximizing every step of your career / G. Kim Dority. Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2012] This essential guide provides professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career. This book guides users to the information resources that will help them make smart career choices.

Adult learners : professional development and the school librarian / Carl A. Harvey II. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012. This practical guide clarifies why school librarians need to be part of the professional development process in their schools -- and shows just how to achieve that goal. This book details how to become part of the professional development team in ways that are both relevant and meaningful to the teachers and staff involved.

The ebook revolution : a primer for librarians on the front lines / Kate Sheehan. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013] The book ecosystem is radically changing, and libraries must change with it. This book tackles the controversial discussion about eBooks and explores librarian-driven solutions and visions for the future of libraries in the 21st century.

Better serving teens through school library-public library collaborations / Cherie Pandora and Stacey Hayman. / Santa Barbara, Calfornia : Libraries Unlimited, 2013. -- In this practical guidebook, experienced librarians—a public librarian and a school librarian—share advice and ideas for extending resources, containing costs, and leveraging capabilities between school and public libraries, offering insights and strategies to overcome today's economic challenges.

The librarian's nitty-gritty guide to social media / Laura Solomon. / Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013. The vast array of social media options present a challenge: it’s tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively. Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in web development, design, and technology, cuts to the chase with this invaluable guide to using social media in any kind of library.

Crash course in children's services 2nd ed. Penny Peck. Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, [2014]. Addressing everything from the basics of reference to the complex and highly specialized duties of program development, this handbook is perfect for both librarians and support staff who are assigned to the children's department of a library.

Practical evaluation techniques for librarians / Rachel Applegate. / Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013] -- Evaluation is essential to library management: it provides the data that underlies informed and effective decision-making. This book is a one-volume, how-to guide to library evaluation techniques, planning, and reporting.

The handheld library : mobile technology and the librarian / Thomas A. Peters and Lori Bell, editors. / Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013. Covering topics such as mobile reference, eBooks, mobile websites, and QR codes, this book examines the effects of the global mobile revolution on libraries and library users—critical information all librarians need.

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