I Am a Librarian

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    I Am A Librarian Student

    I'm a librarian technician student, and I absolutely love my work. I put up displays in my University library, I organise story times for kids and sing-a-longs, I make fun things for presentations and love Dewey Decimal over Library of Congress. I'm really looking forward to...
    Avelovae Avelovae
    22-25, F
    Oct 11, 2012

    What Else Can I Do With My Mlis?

    Hi librarians, I was let go from my school librarian job in June. Since then I've been substitute teaching. Many school districts in my area and state are cutting school librarian jobs. I've applied to many school librarian and public librarian jobs since then but have not...
    greensapphire greensapphire
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2013

    Kind of. I'm an archivist.

    I've been in the job for 10 years. Actually longer than most of my colleagues, but I don't have an MLS. I'm a member of the Society of American Archivists, but I'm ineligible to become Certified without the MLS. I've participate in conference panels where historians and other...
    4lornhope 4lornhope
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    Academic Librarian

    After a career in advertising sales, I made the decision to return to school to become a librarian in 2005. After receiving my MLS in 2007, I worked at an elementary school library, a high school library and now a small college library. It has been stressful in spots, but I am...
    TMichael1220 TMichael1220
    41-45, M
    Jan 24, 2013

    She Should Just Retire, Already.

    I like my work, but my supervisor is a nasty, narcissistic troll.
    gargoylesgirl gargoylesgirl
    36-40
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    Hi Everyone!

    Hi everyone! I was really hoping you could help me out. I’m pursuing a master’s degree in psychology and working on a research project. We would love to get data from those who are in various fields of employment. The survey should only take about ten minutes or less. Again...
    beanpsych beanpsych
    26-30
    Jun 7, 2013

    I'm A Librarian - Not That You'd Know It

    I've got the degree and the temperament. I could catalog your favorite items in any way you'd like. I've got the hunter's drive to find that little nugget of knowledge that no one else can find. But you won't find me working behind the desk at a library. Call me a reference...
    MCHL MCHL
    36-40
    1 Response Mar 23, 2012

    I Am Switching Careers

    I worked in human services in the Connecticut state system for 30 years. Avoiding the boring details, I went to library school because of my skill with computers, my love of research and reading and my people skills. I've been working part time at a medium sized urban library...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 10, 2012

    I Was A Librarian...and Wish I Was Still A Librarian

    I finished my MLIS in 2008 and became a school librarian. The principal at the first school I worked at wanted her way or the highway, and since I was on a one-year contract, the union offered me no help when she fired me. I was unemployed for a semester until I got a job...
    greensapphire greensapphire
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012

    Library Life

    A promotional project from our group for our project in LIS160. Find a Love Life in your Lib(rary) Life does not solely mean to find a partner. The "love" you can find in a library can be a lot in different manners. The book you love, the hobbies you love doing, the place you...
    LISAlvin LISAlvin
    22-25
    Mar 22, 2012

    But I Don't Look Like the Picture

    I became a librarian only a few years ago after spending several decades working in publishing.  The industry was downsizing severely, so I asked myself what other career I might be interested in.  Since I have spent my whole life with books, librarianship looked like...
    TheBookman TheBookman
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2008
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