by Courtney E. Jacobs:
"Informed Librarian Online is a current awareness web site and newsletter for all librarians and information professionals covering all of the librarians' professional reading."
Building a Better Librarian: "Why Your Work as a Librarian Begins LONG Before Your Graduate Program by Courtney E. Jacobs, is directed to those aspiring librarians seeking advice on the perilous journey ahead, as well as to colleagues, supervisors, and mentors of aspiring librarians who seek to offer the same assistance we have all benefited from in the past."
"Succeeding at networking and professional portfolio building takes far longer than the one or two years it requires to complete an MLS, so a well-prepared student will begin practicing them long before matriculation. Going beyond what is required by your LIS program will help you be seen as a valuable member of your field, not just another newbie librarian.
For mentors, it is important we recognize the changing face of librarianship and the dynamic, hands-on, and multi-disciplinary approach to mentorship it necessitates. It is not enough anymore that we offer relative job experience in the form of an internship, or offer to serve as a reference during their job search. As professionals in this field, we must lead by example, providing proactive support throughout the process. Our field as a whole will reap the rewards."
Read more here: http://www.informedlibrarian.com/guestForum.cfm?FILE=gf1208.html
Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa