LIScareer.com
Career Strategies for Librarians
Priscilla Klob Shontz
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EXPERIENCE

  • Owner/Designer, Color Pop Jewelry, 2012-present
  • Owner/Editor, LIScareer.com, 2001-present
  • Library Career Consultant, Houston, TX, 2009-2012
  • Freelance Writer/Editor, Houston, TX, 2001-present
  • Librarian, Spell Well Montessori School, Spring, TX, 2007-2009
  • Library Supervisor, University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX, 2002
  • Branch Librarian, Aldine Branch, Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX, 2001
  • Driscoll Children's Hospital Librarian, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 1998-01
  • Head of Access Services, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX,1995-98
  • Librarian, Northeast Texas Community College, Mt. Pleasant, TX, 1993-95
  • Cataloging Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, 1992-93
  • Circulation Supervisor, University of Texas at Arlington, 1989-92
  • Circulation Student Assistant, University of Texas at Arlington, 1986-89

EDUCATION

  • "Children's Literature," Western New Mexico University, 2010
  • "Grammar, Usage & Mechanics for Editors," University of California-Berkeley, 2009
  • M.S. Library Science, University of North Texas, 1993
  • B.S. Communications (Journalism), University of Texas at Arlington, 1989

PUBLICATIONS

  • Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray. "Why Should I Hire You?: The Employer's Perspective."
    Informed Librarian Online, June 2012
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray.  What Do Employers Want? A Guide for Library
    Science Students.  Libraries Unlimited, 2012
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "An Ideal Job Candidate: What Do Library Employers Want?" LIScareer, Apr
    2012
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Work Experience Helps MLS Students Get Librarian Jobs." Suite 101, July
    2011
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "6 Tips for Starting an Exercise or Weight Loss Program."  Suite 101, July 2011
  • Murray, Richard A. and Priscilla K. Shontz.  "What Do You Wish You'd Learned in Library School?"
    Informed Librarian, Dec 2007
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. and Richard A. Murray, eds. A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and
    Information Science. Libraries Unlimited, 2007
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Professional Networking Online." FreePint Newsletter 175: Jan 27, 2005
  • Shontz, Priscilla K., ed. The Librarian's Career Guidebook. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Off to a Good Start: Strategies for Your First Year in a New Job." Informed
    Librarian, Nov 2004.  Reprinted in Keyword, Winter 04/05
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Taking the Scenic Route: Following a Varied Library Career Path." Info Career
    Trends 4 (4): July 2003
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "A Librarian without a Library: Staying Professionally Active While
    Unemployed." LIScareer, June 2003
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Be a Proactive Protege'." LIScareer, Mar 2002
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Dealing with Difficult Supervisors." LIScareer, Mar 2002
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Involvement in Professional or Community Associations." LIScareer, Mar
    2002
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Leading from Non-Supervisory Positions." LIScareer, Mar 2002
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Why Network?" LIScareer, Mar 2002
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. Jump Start Your Career in Library & Information Science. Lanham, MD:
    Scarecrow Press, 2002
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Diversifying Your Experience." LIScareer, Dec 2001
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "What Classes Should I Take?" LIScareer, Dec 2001
  • Column Editor, "Bits and Bytes." Serials Review, 2001-02
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Getting Involved: NMRT." Info Career Trends 2 (4): July 2001
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. President's Columns. NMRT Footnotes, Sept 1999, Jan 2000, May 2000
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. "Tips for Enjoying Your First ALA Conference." American Libraries 30 (6): 109,
    June/July 1999
  • Shontz, Priscilla K. and Jeffrey S. Bullington. "Tips for New Librarians: What to Know in Your First
    Year of a Tenure Track Position." College & Research Libraries News 59 (2): 85-88, Feb1998
  • Klob, Priscilla R. "First Impressions, Lasting Impressions: Tips for Job Interviews." NMRT
    Footnotes 22 (1): 1, 6-7, Jan 1997.  Reprinted in English for Professional Communication,
    Politehnica University, Bucharest, Romania: Printec, 2004

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Northampton Elementary Parent-Faculty Organization
  • President, 2012-2013
  • Volunteer Coordinator, 2011-2012
  • Memory Book Coordinator, 2010-2011

  • North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)
  • Awards & Recognition Committee, 2002-06
  • Co-chair, Continuing Education Committee, 1999-01; Member, 1998-99, 2001-02
  • Bilingual Focus Group, 2000-01
  • Co-chair, Continuing Education Task Force, 2000

  • ALA Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Distance Learning Section Electronic Resources Committee, 2002-04

  • ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT)
  • Member, Self Study & Resource Allocation Committee, 2001-02
  • Past President, 2000-01
  • President, 1999-00
  • Vice-President, 1998-99
  • Director for Publications & Public Relations, 1997-98
  • Chair, President's Program Committee, 1996-97
  • Publicity Committee, 1996-97
  • Acting Chair, Midwinter Activities Committee, 1995-96

  • ALA Library Administration & Management (LAMA)
  • Membership Committee, 2000-02
  • Systems & Services Sections Circulation/Access Services Committee, 1996-98

  • ALA Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
  • Chair, Council of Regional Groups Speakers Bureau Committee, 2000-01

  • Texas Library Association New Members Round Table (NMRT)
  • Affiliate to ALA New Members Round Table, 1997-99
  • Chair, Quality Books Inc. Professional Development Grant Committee, 1998-99

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • ALA Sister Library Committee, 1998-99
  • ALA EBSCO Conference Scholarship Jury, 1998-99

PRESENTATIONS

  • "Improving Your Odds: Managing Your Career While You're a Student," UNT SLIS Houston All
    School Day, April 2012
  • "The Librarian Chronicles: Career Options for Librarians," Texas Library Association Conference,
    Dallas, April 2008
  • "Keep Your Career on Track," Oklahoma ACRL Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, November 2004
  • "Jump Start Your Career in Library & Information Science." NYLA NMRT Program, New York
    Library Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, November 2003
  • Career Discussion. UNT SLIS 5365, Houston, TX, April 2002
  • With Steven J. Oberg. "Jump Start Your Career in Library & Information Science." NASIG
    Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2001
  • "Jump Start Your Career with NMRT." ALA NMRT Orientation Program, ALA Annual Conference,
    New Orleans, LA, June 1999

WEB SITES

  • LIScareer, 2001-present
  • Spell Well Montessori School, 2007-09
  • UHSCR Virtual Library, 2002
  • NASIG Human Resources Directory, 2000-02
  • NASIG Continuing Education Committee, 1999-02
  • Driscoll Children's Hospital Medical Library, 1998-01
  • ALA New Members Round Table, 1996-98