New Career Center Books

You may place a hold on any Career Center book through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.

What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
by Richard N. Bolles, Carol Christen, and M. Jean Blomquist

The What Color Is Your Parachute? series represents the gold standard of career planning, helping generations of job seekers to discover their passions and find their dream careers. In this edition, the authors focus on assisting teenagers with answering the all-important question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” The guide includes assessments, career information, and expert job search tips, focused exclusively on the teenage perspective.

Libraries in the Information Age: An Introduction and Career Exploration
by Denise K. Fourie and Nancy E. Loe

This book is an excellent resource for anyone who is considering a library career. It contains detailed information on the various types of libraries and library-related careers, the day-to-day duties of library jobs, the changing role technology plays in library research, and job search tips.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
by Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, has long been a symbol of success. But when her exhaustion landed her in the hospital, she began to wonder if her success were costing her too much. After extensive research, Huffington determined that our definition of success needs to change — that, in addition to power and money, we need a Third Metric to determine a person’ success. This Third Metric relates to our personal well-being. This self-help book combines personal anecdotes, scientific studies on psychology and physiology, and recommended techniques and exercises for reducing stress and balancing priorities. Its goal is to help everyone become more successful — in the sense of being well-rounded, happy, healthy, and not a slave to one’s career.

Written by Lynnette Lee