Having the right skillset is essential for successful growth and advancement at every stage in your career. Regardless of your current level of experience and expertise, The Librarian’s Skillbook, which reveals the 51 hottest, most sought after library/information skills in today’s workplace, is your personal ticket to a new or enhanced career. Once you have selected the most important skills you need to advance your career, The Librarian’s Skillbook unveils six surefire strategies for acquiring new skills or leveraging your existing skillset to obtain a promotion, find and procure your dream job or embark upon a whole new career. The Librarian’s Skillbook also helps librarians, information professionals and other knowledge workers devise a customized plan to acquire the skills they need to move their careers to the next level and beyond. The skills presented in The Librarian’s Skillbook are divided into six broad categories: 1) Computer/Technical Skills 2) Beyond Reference Skills 3) Business and Management Skills 4) Interpersonal Skills 5) Attitude Skills 6) Intangible Skills Many seasoned professionals may already be familiar with some of the skills presented in this book, such as indexing or taxonomy development, but the authors go well beyond more traditional library/information skills to include records management, competitive intelligence, active listening, networking and much more. Throughout their extensive careers, The Librarian’s Skillbook authors have worked in virtually every type of library as well as a wide variety of non-traditional settings. The authors also teach classes and workshops on career development and provide private career coaching. The Librarian’s Skillbook is based on the authors’ award winning “Expand Your Career Potential” workshop series, which has inspired and energized thousands of librarians, information professionals, knowledge workers and students worldwide through webinars hosted by local, regional and global library and information professional associations. While the teachings in the book and companion workshops often provide immediate results for those who are currently unemployed or under- employed, the material is also relevant for those who feel stuck in a rut or caught in a stagnant position. Seasoned professionals also stand to benefit from the lessons within to bring them ever closer to the pinnacle of what may already be a long and storied career. The six sure fire methods to acquire new skills presented in The Librarian’s Skillbook demonstrate that new skills may be acquired in many other ways beyond the classroom or the workplace. Beyond those six sure fire universal methods to acquire new skills, the authors frequently include “Tips to Acquire This Skill”, containing additional strategies and tactics pertaining to a specific skill. Additionally, the book reminds readers they don’t have to learn every new skill at the expert level to achieve success and that many of the skills librarians and information professionals already possess are eminently transferrable into other career paths. To help the reader follow through the process of developing new skills, The Librarian’s Skillbook also includes a “Further Reading” section and a “Bibliography” which list additional resources where readers can learn more about each skill. The text also includes “This Skill in Action”, presenting readers with a mini case study for most skills to help them visualize how that skill may be typically applied in the workplace. The Librarian’s Skillbook is a road map for acquiring skills that make librarians and information professionals essential to their organizations. Readers may elect to pick and choose among the list of 51 skills to pursue those skills they deem most useful to advance their own careers. The Librarian’s Skillbook is a must read for those students, librarians and information professionals who want to become more employable or improve their prospects for advancement.