Reader Response Requested: What Do You Read for Career Advice?

This week I wanted to do something a little different for Further Questions, and have YOU the readers answer my question.  Please leave a comment below to let us know:

Is there a particular publication (book, blog, column, magazine, journal, podcast, etc. etc.) that you regularly read for career advice?  How did you hear about this resource and what makes it so valuable to you?

Here are two responses from people who hire librarians to get you started:

J. McRee Elrod

For a cataloguer Autocat is essential.  RDA-L and Bibframe may be informative.  I’ve been an Autocat reader so long I do not remember how I learned of it.  I learned of RDA-L and Bibframe from Autocat.

– J. McRee (Mac) Elrod, Special Libraries Catalouging

Marleah AugustineI like American Libraries (from ALA) and Public Libraries (from PLA), more for ideas about new directions for libraries and for programming ideas rather than career advice. I always find myself dog-earing pages and saving ideas featured in the articles.

Also not necessarily career advice, but work-related: as a late-twentysomething trying to be fashionable in the workplace, I turn to blogs like Academichic (no new posting, but their archives are still helpful) for ideas about keeping my wardrobe fresh.

– Marleah Augustine, Adult Department Librarian at Hays Public Library

So how about you?  


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4 responses to “Reader Response Requested: What Do You Read for Career Advice?

  1. Dan Robinson

    I read three blogs daily, Hiring Librarians, Alison Green’s Ask A Manager and Nate Hoffelder’s The Digital Reader.

    I keep up with the library world on the email discussion lists and always have. I don’t restrict myself to one area since they’re all interesting. The lists are also a good source of job postings.

    I’ve discovered LinkedIn, and the group related lists there. The group that I like best for job discussions is Naomi House’s INALJ (I Need A LIbrary Job) Group, and her daily job digest is a great place to look for library and library related jobs.


  2. Thanks for the head’s up on Ask a Manager – I’m going to start checking this one frequently.


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