Social Work Resources
For a list of Social Work websites, please utilize the Social Work Links on the Kent School of Social Work webpage.
Careers in Social Work (Allyn and Bacon, 2001) By Leon H. Ginsberg. "This book was written not simply to aid you in the educational process, but to be of continuing assistance to you once you begin your professional practice. It includes many concepts and terms that you will need to begin your first job as a social worker."
Social Work Career Development: A Handbook for Job Hunting and Career Planning (NASW Press, 2005, 2nd ed.) By Carol Nesslein Doelling. "This new guide will help you find the job you want, whether you are a BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD student, or experienced social worker. Step-by-step instructions walk you through all phases of the job search process."
Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 41 Professionals Tell "Real-Life" Stories from Social Work Practice (White Hat Communications, 2005) By Linda May Grobman, ed. This book "takes a firsthand, Close-up look at the roles social workers play every day in places from hospitals to prisons to universities."
What Social Workers Do (NASW Press, 2004) By Margaret Gibelman. This book uses case vignettes to highlight what social workers do across settings, areas, and levels of practice. It is useful as a reference guide for students deciding on careers and working on career development.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics) entry on Social Workers. Includes: Nature of the Work; Working Conditions; Employment; Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement; Job Outlook; Earnings; Related Occupations; Sources of Additional Information.