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Making the Leap from Library to Non-Library Positions | ALSC Blog

Making the Leap from Library to Non-Library Positions | ALSC Blog | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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Want to know what being a good children's librarian is like? Look no further. Great blog post from someone passionate about being a public librarian.

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The questions to ask yourself before starting a job search | The Work Buzz

The questions to ask yourself before starting a job search | The Work Buzz | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
Looking for a job isn't easy. It takes time, patience and a lot of work. If you're starting a job search, it may be tempting to jump right in, but if you don't (Ready to start your job search? You sure?

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You want to work in libraries? Essential Careers Advice for New Professionals « thewikiman

You want to work in libraries? Essential Careers Advice for New Professionals « thewikiman | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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Some fantastic advice for new, and not so new info pros from Ned Potter, @theREALwikiman 

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Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources

Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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For those interested in born digital materials and their challenges.

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Data Curation is Focus of New Issue of ISQ (Information Standards Quarterly)

Data Curation is Focus of New Issue of ISQ (Information Standards Quarterly) | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
ISQ (Information Standards Quarterly) is published by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
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Data curation:  issues, standards and reuse.

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Altmetrics Bibliography

Altmetrics Bibliography | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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A comprehensive list of works on altmetrics. A great resource for those interested in altmetrics and the study of scholarly impact measures.

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How to Prepare (Now) for Your Future Dream Job

How to Prepare (Now) for Your Future Dream Job | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
by Tiffany Newton, Head Editor, INALJ Missouri How to Prepare (Now) for Your Future Dream Job So you have a professional goal or a dream job. The only problem is that you’re not qualified at this t...
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What skills do you really need? That's up to you and your professional goals. Prepare for your dream job well in advance!

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Competencies - Special Libraries Association

Competencies - Special Libraries Association | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
SLA members have explored and shared their vision of the competencies and skills required for specialized information management in many forums.
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Competencies for info pros in the 21st century. 

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Helene Blowers |: 6 Years of 23 Things

Helene Blowers |: 6 Years of 23 Things | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it

6 Years of 23 Things. It's been six years ago this month since I created and launched the 23 Things program while I was at Charlotte Mecklneburg Library. Although the time has gone by fast, it still blows my mind away at just ...


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The impact of the 23 things program in libraries. Try your hand if you haven't already!

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Case Study: Europeana & Partners on Pinterest - Pro Blog

Case Study: Europeana & Partners on Pinterest - Pro Blog | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
Professional knowledge-sharing platform
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Europeana reaching new audiences via Pinterest. Learning more about curation tools and their role in promoting collections. 

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8 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Build your Professional Network - Simply Hired Blog

8 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Build your Professional Network - Simply Hired Blog | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
With over 200 million users, LinkedIn presents an amazing opportunity for networking and managing professional relationships. Below are 8 ways you can use LinkedIn to be a more effective network professionally.
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Tips on the best way to use LinkedIn to manage and grow professional relationships.

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Further Questions: Where and how does your library advertise its open positions?

Further Questions: Where and how does your library advertise its open positions? | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
This week's question was thought up by yours truly.  Please note that if there are any errors in this link-heavy post, it's my fault. Where and how does your library advertise its open positions?  ...
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Some good sites and listservs to look for international jobs. For Irish library jobs check out @LibraryJobs 

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2013 Hyperlinked Library MOOC Pilot #hyperlibMOOC Reading List! « Tame The Web

2013 Hyperlinked Library MOOC Pilot #hyperlibMOOC Reading List! « Tame The Web | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it

By Michael Stephens:

"The Hyperlinked Library MOOC is coming together. Kyle Jones and his team of SJSU SLIS students are building an incredible site for the MOOC and for our SLIS classes.

I wanted to put out a call – as i have done before – for additions to the “Context Book” assignment. We’ll use this in the MOOC and in our regular SLIS class. What socio-technical titles would you add to this list?"

 


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Fantastic reading list put together for the first #hyperlibMOOC . If you can't get enough of study, you can register for the MOOC here. http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/programs/moocs/hyperlinked-library-mooc

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 20, 2013 3:02 AM

Great list for the Hyperlinked Library theme - pilot MOOC reading material 

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Breaking Out: Non-Traditional Jobs for Library Technicians

Breaking Out: Non-Traditional Jobs for Library Technicians | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
. . . by Lauren Bourdages, Head Editor, INALJ Ontario Breaking Out: Non-Traditional Jobs for Library Technicians There’s a lot of talk out there about non-traditional LIS jobs for librarians. For e...
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More resources for non-tradional roles from INALJ.

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The questions to ask yourself before starting a job search | The Work Buzz

The questions to ask yourself before starting a job search | The Work Buzz | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
Looking for a job isn't easy. It takes time, patience and a lot of work. If you're starting a job search, it may be tempting to jump right in, but if you don't (Ready to start your job search? You sure?

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Research Article: “New Activities and Changing Roles of Health Sciences Librarians: a Systematic Review, 1990–2012″

Research Article: “New Activities and Changing Roles of Health Sciences Librarians: a Systematic Review, 1990–2012″ | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
The following article appears in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
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New Activities and Changing Roles of Health Sciences Librarians: a Systematic Review, 1990–2012
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New roles for librarians identified in the health sciences. Some of them can certainly work beyond the health sciences field too.

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Information Literacy Weblog: 200 search engines

Information Literacy Weblog: 200 search engines | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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200 search engines categorised. From the crucial must-knows to the deep web directories. Useful to see them all organised in this way. #infolit

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"RDA Training Booklet -- Veve" by Marielle Veve

Practical booklet created to learn cataloging of print and e-books using RDA standards. Examples and guidelines are provided for each MARC field. In PdF format and contains a table of contents for easy navigation.
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RDA training booklet. Does what it says on the tin!

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Conference Presentation: “Librarians as Consultants: The Convergence of Information Literacy, Data Literacy and Scholarly Communication in Undergraduate Research” | LJ INFOdocket

Conference Presentation: “Librarians as Consultants: The Convergence of Information Literacy, Data Literacy and Scholarly Communication in Undergraduate Research” | LJ INFOdocket | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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Supporting research through #infolit and #datalit in research.

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Making the Leap from Library to Non-Library Positions | ALSC Blog

Making the Leap from Library to Non-Library Positions | ALSC Blog | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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Want to know what being a good children's librarian is like? Look no further. Great blog post from someone passionate about being a public librarian.

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Do You Have the Skills Hiring Managers Love? - Simply Hired Blog

Do You Have the Skills Hiring Managers Love? - Simply Hired Blog | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
Have you ever browsed job listings only to find that barely any of the requested skills match your qualifications? Yes, that can be incredibly frustrating.
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Useful skills for librarians, especially data analysis and project management. Computer languages for the techie librarians. Books are available on all of these from your local public libraries.

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Brief overview of 5 important skills. What else would you add?

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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:10 PM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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Musings about librarianship: Curation tools - Flipboard custom magazines

Musings about librarianship: Curation tools - Flipboard custom magazines | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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Discussion of the types of tools that will get our patrons' attention.

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Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started

Embedded Librarian 101: How to Get Started | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
As librarians, we can't wait for students to ask us questions. We know that! That's why we've had "virtual" reference services since the early 2000's. But it's simply not enough to have an online p...
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What is an embedded librarian and how to go about being one.

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More on “23 Things for SLIS Students and Alumni” « Tame The Web

More on “23 Things for SLIS Students and Alumni” « Tame The Web | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
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Tutorials on online tools which help information professionals.

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Is There Such A Thing as Digital Preservation?

Is There Such A Thing as Digital Preservation? | Career Development for Information Professionals Ireland | Scoop.it
I am frequently asked about the difference between “traditional” preservation and digital preservation. My honest answer is that there are very few distinguishable differences.
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Interesting post on digital preservation - what it is, what's involved and how it's a continuum of practice from more 'traditional' archiving and preservation.

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