Taking a broad approach from career counselling theory to recommendations of major sources of career and job information, this book, first published in 1992, covers subjects such as cooperative programs between librarians, career planning professionals, and job search counsellors and the evaluation of career-related materials. It emphasizes the constant demand for career and job information regardless of economic conditions. Librarians can act as intermediaries to help patrons locate career and employment sources dispersed throughout the collection, demonstrate their proper use, and guide them to additional useful sources. Specific chapters explain how to expand career and job services by networking with other community resources and developing a strong core collection of the best resources available. Other ground breaking topics analysed include employment and labour market trends for the 1990s, unemployment services in libraries, evaluation criteria for career resources, essential career planning and employment materials, specialized collections for relocation literature, and employment of persons with disabilities.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: Expansion of Career and Job Information Services

ByByron Anderson

part |1 pages

I. Careers, Jobs, and Libraries: An Overview

chapter |10 pages

Information Empowers People to Build Careers

ByNancy L. Larson, Carole Minor

chapter |16 pages

Delivering Career and Job Information: A Place for Libraries

ByByron Anderson

chapter |8 pages

LC Subject Headings for Career Materials: A Critique and Some Suggestions

ByWilliam E. Studwell, David A. Hamilton

part |1 pages

II. Career Planning and Job Searching: Library Services and Cooperative Programs

part |1 pages

III. Career and Job Information: Evaluation snd Sources

chapter |14 pages

Library Resources on the Employment of People with Disabilities

BySamuel T. Huang

chapter |11 pages

Career Resources in Library Collections

ByMarilyn Searson Lary