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anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm a 4th year undergrad who's graduating next December and considering heading towards librarianship. I'm just starting to look into this career, and am currently an intern in a library office. Any advice or things to consider? What's the job market like/what might a MLIS look like? How awesome is being a librarian?

Hey there!

Graduation is in sight! Eee!

It’s a good time for you to be thinking about grad school. If you feel like librarianship is the right path for you, there are lots of resources to look into.

How to Become a 21st Century Librarian” is pretty much your classic intro read.

You’ll want to research MLIS programs which are accredited by the ALA. Library science is a professional program–and it will likely cost you. I picked my library school (Domincan Univserity GSLIS) based on location and size. I needed to maintain full-time employment while I was a student.

Here’s a peek at salaries and types of jobs. It’s a tough market. You need to get on your game now–getting experience, creating a personal brand, networking–to get a full-time professional position later.

Hack Library School should be on every library student’s (or future student’s) radar.

And, yeah! Librarianship is pretty OK! Just remember, as always, this is first and foremost a service profession. Please, love books and tech, but love people more. We’re here to help–so enthusiastic people/communication skills are a must!

Best of luck and PLEASE REMEMBER TO PARTY ITS COLLEGE. SENIORS WOOOOO.