Many LIS professionals and LIS students are interested in independent work opportunities, either as a full-time career or on a temporary or part-time basis. This book shares the experiences of successful information professionals who work as contractors or consultants, providing a complete picture of what to expect and a step-by-step plan to start your independent career.
• Helps librarians to determine whether they are suited for the career of being an independent information professional
• Presents practical advice on every aspect of launching a successful career as an independent information professional—from legal and financial necessities to marketing and management strategies
• Offers experience-based insights into the ethics and values of working independently
• Shares candid testimonials from practicing consultants who describe what it's like to be an independent information professional
Melissa M. Powell is a librarian, trainer, and independent consultant. She has worked for more than 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional.