When a professor asks you to show her class how to write abstracts and you write an example abstract for a (sadly, imaginary) study of the effectiveness of abstracts.
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.
"just remember, as always, this is first and foremost a service profession. Please, love books and tech, but love people more."
Haunted Play House is Torafu Architects’ creative exhibit designed especially for children to touch art while frolicking in and around the space. Featured in one of the galleries at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the architectural installation—a giant, white cube set in the center with paintings hanging on its exterior walls—is built like a gallery space with components that resemble quirky and spooky elements found in a haunted funhouse.
Do I have to talk to insane people?”
“You’re a librarian now. I’m afraid it’s mandatory.