Other Personal Development Resources


Abram, Stephen. "Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Experience: Follow These Basic Guidelines to Enhance Your Personal Enjoyment and Professional Growth." Information Outlook, June 2008 (v. 12, no. 6), p. 68-71. The tips were written specifically for the 2008 SLA conference, but most are applicable for any conference.

Digital Supplement, on Professional Learning, from American Libraries, 1/21/2009.

"Managing Yourself." Harvard Business Review, Special issue, Janaury 2005. (Also published as Harvard Business Review on Managing Yourself (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series) Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2005.)

Mugridge, Rebecca L. "Networking Strategies for Academic Librarians: 10 Tips to Enhance Your Career." PaLA Bulletin, July/August 2009, p. 11-13.

Ryder, Valerie I. "Looking for a Job?: Networking at Conferences Can Open Doors," Information Outlook, v. 12, no. 10, October 2008, p. 28-32.

Siess, Judith. 2005. "It's Your Career--What Are You Doing About It?." One-Person Library 22, no. 6: 1-2.

"What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School," Point of View, by Paul Gray and David E. Drew. Chronicle of Higher Education, April 25, 2008, p. A40. Written for faculty, but useful tips in any setting.


Shontz, Priscilla K., and Richard A. Murray. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Other Resources

Nocera, Jim, Joseph Barillari, Bernard Fradkin, Bonnie E. Farnon, Sid Fryer, Tracy Smith, and Debra Wilcox Johnson. Coping in the Workplace. Soaring to excellence, II. [Glen Ellyn, Ill.]: College of DuPage, 2007. (DVD)


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