Covering the most common subject specialties and departmental liaison roles found in colleges and universities, this guide is for early- and mid-career librarians looking to move up in their chosen specialty as well as for established academic librarians interested in changing fields or for librarians taking on liaison roles in areas outside their expertise.
‧ Supplies invaluable career advice from experienced professionals on key subjects such as changing fields within librarianship, patterns of scholarly communication in different fields, tenure, and moving up in your chosen field
‧ Provides information far beyond the basics taught in courses on academic librarianship
‧ Offers valuable insights for beginning academic librarians as well as experienced librarians and career-changers
‧ Covers the most commonly found subject specialties in colleges and universities—literature, history, social and behavioral sciences, arts, pure and applied sciences, and business—as well as in academic special libraries for law, health science, music, and government information
Karen Sobel, MLS, is an associate professor and the research and instruction librarian for art, architecture, music, and urban planning at the University of Colorado Denver.