Association of Independent Information Professionals Member, Deb Hunt, Co-Authors New Book on Career Advancement for Librarians

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Association of Independent Information Professionals member, Deb Hunt, co-authors skillbook to aid librarians in job search and career advancement.

Deborah Hunt Co-Author with David Grossman during book-signing session at Special Libraries Association Annual Conference

'Deb Hunt and David Grossman have contributed a very important work to the whole field of career management for all professional knowledge workers,' says Guy St. Clair, President, SMR International and Knowledge Strategy Specialist, Columbia University.

Librarians who are currently unemployed, underemployed or stuck in a rut in their current jobs can find some help to advance their careers. "The Librarian's Skillbook: 51 Essential Career Skills for Information Professionals," a new book co-authored by AIIP member Deb Hunt, defines the 51 most sought-after library/information skills. The book—co-authored with David Grossman, MLS, MBA—teaches librarians how to acquire the essential skills they need to gain, or how to leverage their existing skillsets, to obtain a promotion, find and procure their dream job or embark upon a whole new career.

“The Librarian’s Skillbook” is based on Hunt and Grossman's award-winning “Expand Your Career Potential” workshop series, which has inspired and energized more than 1,100 librarians, information professionals and students worldwide through webinars hosted by the Special Library Association’s. Click University and many other local, regional or global library and information professional associations.

“Deb Hunt and David Grossman have contributed a very important work to the whole field of career management for all professional knowledge workers," says Guy St. Clair, President, SMR International and Knowledge Strategy Specialist, Columbia University.

AIIP President Jocelyn Sheppard concurs, adding, "More than half of the members of our association hold library and information science degrees. We applaud Deb Hunt and David Grossman for highlighting the potential benefits of an independent info pro career."

For more information or to purchase a copy of the book, visit http://www.librarianskillbook.com/.

About the Co-Authors
Deborah Hunt, MLS, ECMp is library director at the Mechanic’s Institute (http://www.milibrary.org), an intellectual and cultural center serving the San Francisco Bay area. A member of AIIP, she is 2013 SLA president and is a member of the Association for Information and Image Management (http://www.AIIM.org). She has authored numerous articles, presented at many conferences, and has received five professional awards. Hunt is also principal of Information Edge (http://www.information-edge.com) which specializes in enterprise, document and digital asset management, knowledge services, research and analysis, and library design and automation. In addition to her MLS degree, Hunt is a certified Enterprise Content Management Practitioner.

David Grossman, MLS, MBA serves as History Room and Reference librarian for the Mill Valley Public Library (Mill Valley, CA). He is also a Reference librarian at Dominican University of California (http://www.dominican.edu/), San Rafael, CA, and serves as a motivational speaker on alternative career opportunities for librarians. A part-time journalist in the airline/travel industry, he has authored columns on business travel for USA Today.com and a column for "Searcher Magazine" and has had articles appear in the "Boston Herald," ABC News.com and the print edition of "USA Today." Grossman holds a BA degree in Journalism, an MLS from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

About AIIP
The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP, http://www.AIIP.org) consists of more than 400 business owners from around the world whose firms provide research and consulting services across a wide variety of industries. Business research, competitive intelligence, market analysis, database development, training, and information management consulting are just a few of the areas in which AIIP members specialize. Some of the vertical industries AIIP members serve include scientific, medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory, information technology, education, financial services, manufacturing, nonprofits, and life sciences. A directory of members is available at: http://www.aiip.org/content/hire-info-pro.

For more information about AIIP, contact AIIP Headquarters, Baton Rouge, LA USA; +1 225.408.4400 \, email: office(at)aiip(dot)org.

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