Info Career Trends, a free, bi-monthly, electronic publication on career development issues for information professionals, is seeking contributors to write short, practical articles for upcoming issues. ICT is distributed via e-mail to over 3300 subscribers, and finds an additional audience on the web and via RSS. For more information or to subscribe, see http://www.lisjobs.com/newsletter/ .
March 2005: Alternative Careers
How can we extend our skills as librarians into other environments? What kind of unusual, interesting, or unthought-of careers are open to information professionals? How do we convince those in related fields to give us a chance?
May 2005: Charting Our Path
Some of us tend to float from one job to another, depending on factors as varied geographical convenience, salary, or luck of the draw. Others chart a more intentional career path, deliberately moving up the ladder or gaining experience in a variety of settings. How do we move our careers forward; where do we go from here?
July 2005: Getting What You're Worth
Topics here range from advocating for better salaries and pay equity, to earning your own tenure or promotion, to successfully arguing for a raise, to moving to another institution to secure better salary, benefits, or work/life balance.
The deadline for articles is generally the first Friday of the month before an issue appears, but please do query now so I can ensure that your proposed topic fits the theme and with the other articles in that issue. Send queries (outlining what you intend to write about and why you're a good person to do so) via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.