March 25, 2017

Library Careers Guide

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The Careers Section of the Library includes the type of information you are likely to find in Connexions, Careers Services, and other colleges. It contains books, pamphlets and leaflets covering both general and specific careers information. Some of these are priced publications, but the bulk of the information is free literature produced by professional bodies, employers etc. It is updated regularly to ensure most material is less than two years old.

The collection includes:
• Reference materials including directories in the fields of education, training and employment
• The main section, which contains material on specific careers
• University and college prospectuses

Finding Material
The careers library material is divided into two sections. The first, Making Choices, deals with general information on education and employment. This section is indexed using the Careers Library Classification Index – CLCI.

The second section is arranged by a specialist scheme for careers literature, the Connexion Resource Centre Index – CRCI and deals with specific careers. Each section has its own index and a summary appears at the end of this Guide. All CRCI material is clearly labelled as such. Please feel free to ask for help if you cannot find the relevant information you are looking for.

Using Material
a) Books in the Careers section are for reference use only
b) Leaflets, pamphlets etc. In some cases where the supplier of the information has been particularly generous there will be multiple copies. You may ask the Librarian if you can keep duplicates, but never remove anything of which there is only one copy.
c) Photocopying. You may photocopy from books, please ask the Librarian. (Mrs A.Ford)

eCLIPS provides current careers information on 1000s of jobs and careers.

Log on to the website and find information on:
• Education e.g. Year 9 and Year 11 Options, Gap Year, UCAS Personal Statement
• Career Choices
• Job Seeking e.g. CV Writing, Job Applications, Interviews

Please ask the Librarian for DSTC’s password.