Creating your career: Minding the gap

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Peter Fritzler, Sciences Librarian (Creator)
Anne Pemberton, Instructional Services Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/

Abstract: The phrase “Mind the gap” can apply to the gap between your current experience and skills and those you'll need in the next position you aspire to in your library career. J. Michael Pemberton explains that minding--and closing--the gap is met primarily through your goals and objectives. To determine what you need to do to meet your career mission, you should develop a gap analysis to make your plan specific. Begin to think of yourself as chief of strategic planning for “You, Inc.,” and act accordingly. Often in librarianship, unforeseen and unplanned career opportunities arise. This presents a unique challenge in “minding the gap.” Two librarians who were hired into new positions that were not part of their strategic plan discuss how they “minded the gap” and made successful transitions into positions that unexpectedly came along.

Additional Information

Publication
Pemberton, J. M., Fritzler, P., & Pemberton, A. E. (July 2006). Creating your career: Minding the gap. Info Career Trends, 7 (4). Retrieved from http://lisjobs.com/career_trends/?p=392
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Career development, Library science--Vocational guidance
Subjects
Library science--Vocational guidance
Career development