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Coming Soon!

Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian
by Meggan Press

Get the Job: Academic Library Hiring for the New Librarian is a concise, practical guide to the job search for librarians interested in a career in academic libraries. It opens with concrete suggestions for how to direct your education toward full-time employment and get the most out of student experiences. The majority of the book is dedicated to the job hunt itself, covering the various steps of the academic hiring process, breaking each step into manageable pieces, and providing lots of tips and insights from the perspective of the search committee. Special emphasis is placed on the presentation, one of the most stressful and novel parts of the interview process for a new librarian. Along the way you’ll get glimpses into the “whys” of academia and how they manifest in the hiring processes. Finally, there is guidance for after a job offer, providing tips on negotiation and concluding with practical advice for the first year of a new job..

Sharing Spaces and Students

Sharing Spaces and Students: Employing Students in Collaborative Partnerships

by Holly A. Jackson

In six chapters—The Importance of Partnerships, Annual Goals, Hiring Students, Developing Training, Assessing Success, and Moving Forward—Sharing Spaces and Students helps partners within the library bridge the gap between expectations and outcomes, and hire and train students to deliver high-quality work on behalf of all involved parties. Case studies throughout the book examine partnerships with academic departments, writing centers, career centers, cultural centers, tutoring services, technology services and information technology (IT) departments, as well as first-year experience and peer-learning departments.


Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs

Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts
edited by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Elizabeth Galoozis, and Rebecca Halpern

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Games and Gamification in Academic Libraries
edited by Stephanie Crowe and Eva Schlippa

Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization

Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization
edited by Andrea Patricia Baer, Robert Schroeder, and Ellysa Stern Cahoy

The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
edited by Melissa Mallon, Lauren Hays, Cara Bradley, Rhonda Huisman, and Jackie Belanger

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future
Prepared by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish

Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses

Critical Approaches to Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses
edited by Angela Pashia and Jessica Critten

Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students
edited by Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles

The Library Outreach Casebook

The Library Outreach Casebook
edited by Ryan L. Sittler and Terra J. Rogerson

Institutional Repositories: CLIPP #44

Institutional Repositories: CLIPP #44
compiled by Brighid M. Gonzales