Introducing The Librarian’s Skillbook

Friday, November 1, 2013

Introducing The Librarian’s Skillbook: 51 Essential Career Skills for Information Professionals A Critical Resource for Career Advancement

Having the right skillset is critical for career advancement and many acquired skills are eminently transferrable. For those focused on career growth, you need to check out SLA President, Deb Hunt’s, new book, The Librarian’s Skillbook: 51 Essential Career Skills for Information Professionals, co-authored by David Grossman.

Whether you are currently unemployed/underemployed, stuck in a rut in your present job or ready to take your career to the next level, this book is your ticket to a new or enhanced career. Deb and David reveal the 51 hottest, most sought after library/information skills and show the reader how to acquire the essential skills they need or leverage their existing skillset to obtain a promotion, find and procure their dream job or embark upon a whole new career.

Current and recent Library Science, Archival and iSchool students will also find The Librarian’s Skillbook to be an extremely useful tool in planning their post-graduation strategy.

“This book is a roadmap, a plan, for you to follow to develop over your career,” says Stephen Abram, Librarian and Consultant, Lighthouse Partners and Dysart & Jones. “If you find yourself frustrated, confused or adrift at this point in your career, try the ideas outlined here.”

“Deb Hunt and (co-author) David Grossman have contributed a very important work to the whole field of career management for all professional knowledge workers,” says Guy St. Clair, President, SMR International and Knowledge Strategy Specialist, Columbia University.

“This should be a required text in any Library Science program and for seasoned professionals interested in greater job security or a change in pace.” – Chris Vestal, Government Consultant, LexisNexis

“Deb and David conclude The Librarian’s Skillbook with six sure-fire strategies for career success. Regardless of the stage of your career, there is much to be learned here,” says Abram. “They deliver a perspective informed by experience and wrapped in wit, wisdom, and practical advice.”

The Librarian’s Skillbook is based on Deb and David’s award winning “Expand Your Career Potential” workshop series, which has inspired and energized more than 1,200 librarians, information professionals and students worldwide through webinars hosted by SLA’s Click University and many other local, regional or global library and information professional associations.

For further information about this important new tool for career growth and development or to purchase your copy today visit: