Becoming An Independent Information Professional: How To …


Becoming An Independent Information Professional: How To Freelance, Consult, And Contract For Fun And Profit
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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 professionaMany LIS professionals and LIS students are ted 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 professionalfrom 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