This book examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change, or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. It is divided between a case study (based on the author’s own experiences) of career dislocation and eventual career renewal, and several sections that offer pragmatic advice on how to recover from job loss, conduct a skills assessment and develop a practical job search strategy. The author, with honesty, confronts the serious and sometimes troubling psychological and professional consequences of layoffs and job burnout. This book presents an overall positive outlook on personal growth and the opportunities our new information environment holds.
Provides the tools and resources that will help the reader decide on the best approach to re-start their career
Presents first-hand experience about the anxiety, hard work, and excitement that go into career renewal
Shines a light on the understanding of the various challenges that come with working in multiple library environments