transferring between library types

old time drawing of three angora cats, one white, one black, and one striped
From Illustrated natural history of the animal kingdom / by S.G. Goodrich (1859)

130th chat, Thursday January 14 2021: transferring between library types
6 pm Pacific / 7 pm Mountain / 8 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern

moderated by @raypun101
Wakelet (compilation of tweets) (pdf) by @violetbfox

discussion questions:

  • Q1. Have you transitioned from one type of library to another? (i.e. public to school, academic to special, special to public, etc). If so, please share! If not, is this of interest to you? #critlib
  • Q2. What do you think about the idea that library workers tend to get typecast based on their specific experience in the field? Is this an issue? #critlib
  • Q3. What are transferable skills in the field that you think are important and/or largely overlooked? #critlib
  • Q4. What can experienced library workers do to help job seekers with different library experiences? #critlib
  • Q5. If you’ve transitioned to a different type of library, what advice do you have for those looking to work in a different type of library? If not, what’s a good advice on job hunting that you can share? #critlib