What Do Employers Want?: A Guide for Library Science Students, is a new book co-written by Richard Murray (MSLS ’99), metadata librarian and the Spanish & Portuguese cataloger at the Duke University Libraries and an alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Priscilla Shontz, editor of LIScareer.com, a library career site.
The book, published in June 2012 by Libraries Unlimited, is a step-by-step guide for students, recent graduates and others looking for employment through the process of planning a job search.
Topics included in the book are: choosing classes, gaining practical experience while in school, establishing a professional image, gaining skills that make applicants more marketable, writing effective resumes and cover letters, interviewing and negotiating a job offer.
Book cover design by Silverander Communications.