Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit (Paperback)Melissa M. Powell (editor)
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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 professional
Number of pages: 158
"This is a cohesive book that tackles both the upsides (freedom to choose projects) and drawbacks (uncertainty, the lack of a steady paycheck) of consulting. VERDICT An excellent primer for anyone, not just information professionals, considering freelancing or consulting." - Library Journal
"Whether seeking a full-time independent career or a side hustle, readers will find this to be an exceptional tool. Best use will be for librarians or LIS students seeking independent work. Highly recommended." - ARBA
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