Career development

“Design thinking” is a concept percolating throughout dozens of disciplines and professional settings these days—yep, there’s even a Design Thinking for Libraries toolkit you can check out. One of the reasons it’s become such a popular tool is that design thinking provides a terrifically useful...

If you belong to any of the LIS professional associations (and if you don't, join one now!), you've probably seen discussions about "Core Competencies," otherwise known as those skills and areas of expertise in which all professionals in a specific discipline are expected to excel. For...

Experts estimate that 80% of Americans moving to a new location do so between May and September. "A lot of our clients see staff turnover during this time of year which, fortunately, we can help with," confirmed Brad Rogers, Director of Recruiting and Client Services...

In almost every office, there are ‘lucky’ employees given formidable projects like setting up a new department or coming up with strategies for re-branding the company. Then, of course, there are those assigned to do the so-called grunt work such as alphabetizing clients’ files, updating suppliers’...

Some of us spend our days working side-by-side with our supervisors (hello, open floor plans), but some of us only get to see the higher powers every once in a while. No matter how much time you spend with ’em, it’s only natural to want to stay on their good...

You’ve sent out resumes, been through countless interviews, and have now landed the perfect job. Sure—take time out for high fives, but be aware that your journey is just beginning. You still have to prove you’re the right one for the job. And, in most cases, you...

Job” and “joy” have one letter between them, but for many they’re like chalk and cheese, oil and water, or snakes and mongooses. And yet people do experience joy in their work. They’re the people who regale you with tales of how much they love what...

Have you ever felt stuck at your job? You know, when you feel like you aren’t moving forward in your current position, but you know you’d excel if awarded a promotion.  When promotion season enters your office, it can be an exciting yet stressful time....