In The NextGen Librarian’s Survival Guide, Rachel Singer Gordon addresses being a new librarian in this current time. From the challenges in the job market to on the job issues, Gordon covers it all. She does a great job of covering generational differences, the challenges of being a new and young librarian, and so much more. There are some great resources for further research. Although the focus is new librarians, there’s also a lot of great information for those who are well-established in the field.
I am in the process of getting my Masters in Library and Information Science, and this book was great. I would say that I was already familiar with some of the issues that the book touched on, but there was also plenty that I had not considered. I thought this book did a great job of really honing on challenges in the job market and workplace–things that I had not thought about much. Reading those sections kind of terrified me, but I also think there were plenty of things that made me hopeful. If nothing else, being aware of the issues will hopefully enable me to work through them. T
I think this book is worth a look for current MLIS students, but also for those who are considering getting one.