Mastering Subject Specialties: Practical Advice from the Field. Ed. Karen Sobel. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2016. 184p. Paper, $70.00 (ISBN 978-1-4408- 3964-1). LC 2015-043485.

Marisa Soltz

Abstract

Mastering Subject Specialties aims to share honest, thorough advice from subject specialists
with those who may be interested in entering similar fields or simply exploring
the range of possibilities,” writes Karen Sobel, the editor and associate professor and
research and instruction librarian for art, architecture, music, and urban planning at
the University of Colorado Denver. This statement is a succinct summary of what one
will find in the book, and it is a beneficial read for both new and seasoned librarians.
A timely work, Mastering Subject Specialties is a helpful guide for those who need more
information on how to become a subject specialist or how to move across and up the
library food chain. It is filled with advice and detailed guidance from those in the field
and it serves as an exploration tool for anyone connected to librarianship.

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