March 30, 2011 (New York, NY) — Stuck in a climate still recovering from the worst recession since World War II, library and information science professionals continue to face jeopardized job security and unanticipated layoffs. Coping with the professional and psychological implications of job loss can be devastating, but with Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an Information Science Career Crisis in a Time of Change, to be released by Neal-Schuman Publishers on April 30, 2011, readers will receive valuable advice on recovering and gaining the skills necessary for restarting their careers.
Oliver Cutshaw, currently Head Librarian for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology campuses of Southern California, uses his personal experiences with recovering from a career crisis as a basis for the practical guidance he offers in this book. Following the mantra, “You can not only survive but thrive in these times of change,” he describes his journey, citing his failures along with his successes, so readers can learn from these lessons. He then suggests different ways career crises come about, before taking readers through the first step of grieving a job loss. Next, Cutshaw looks at the stages necessary for rebuilding a career. He discusses re-envisioning a career, taking a fresh look at oneself and his or her skills to focus the job hunt, before explaining how to reframe skills to prepare for the job search, covering essentials like the résumé, the cover letter, references, and applications. He then describes psychological preparation necessary for the difficult road ahead. Cutshaw also looks at what to do after receiving a job offer, considering logistics like pay, location, and environment, as well as what professional organizations and graduate schools can do to create a better professional support system. In his conclusion, he explains the basis for his advice and offers some final support to his readers.
Any LIS professional re-evaluating his or her career or facing a career crisis will benefit from the helpful guidance from someone who has gone through the same experience in Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an Information Science Career Crisis in a Time of Change. People in other fields may also benefit from the general career advice in the book as well.
Recovery, Reframing and Renewal: Surviving an Information Science Career Crisis in a Time of Change
2011. 6 x 9. 152 pp. $ 80.00.
About the Author
Oliver Cutshaw is Head Librarian for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology campuses of Southern California. He previously worked as Binding Librarian at Harvard University’s Widener Library.
About Neal-Schuman Publishers and Chandos Publishing
Founded in 1976, Neal-Schuman Publishers is based in New York City with offices in London, UK. Neal-Schuman is a leading publisher of professional and academic titles in all areas of library and information studies. Since June 2009, Neal-Schuman has also been the exclusive North American distributor for titles from the United Kingdom’s Chandos Publishing, a division of Woodhead Publishing Limited. Chandos books are a leading, highly practical source of authoritative information for professionals and researchers worldwide.
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