From Library Juice Press:
Have you or someone you know been helped by Lauren Pressley’s book, So You Want To Be a Librarian? We are interested in testimonials by people who have read the book and found it helpful to them in deciding on or planning for a career in librarianship. In exchange for a testimonial of 300 words or more that talks about how you used the book (and permission to publish it along with your name), we will send you a complimentary copy of any book published by Library Juice Press. You can send your testimonial to rory at… libraryjuicepress.com.
It’s been a while since I posted, but there are several links that might be useful to you!
- Bobbi Newman’s So You Want To Be A Librarian: This post pulls together nearly every piece of web content on exactly this topic! Some good comments, too!
- Rachel Bicicchi’s post on Library Work Experience: This recent post gives good strategies for getting experience to help you land that first job. Good comments, too!
- LLAMA is hosting a webinar: Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate. If you’re interested it’s: Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST Register here!
The other day I did an interview with Rory Litwin on writing So You Want To Be a Librarian. It’s on the Library Juice Press site if you’re interested!
I gave a presentation to a Management class at UNC-G’s library school the other day, and thought you might find the information useful, too. I didn’t actually use these slides in the class, but rather talked through the main points:
I’ve not been posting here as much as I’d hoped, for a number of reasons, but I wanted to keep this space as a useful place to share librarian related news for those considering the field. So, I’m going to begin posting links and citations to places on the web talking about getting into the field. The first link:
Holly Schindler’s Conversation With a Local Teen Librarian
In it, she talked about finding out about librarianship from an ALA website and about what her life is like now that she’s in the teen librarian position. Good stuff!
The wonderful Rachel Singer Gordon has an updated article on the topic over at Library Journal. It’s called How To Become a Librarian: This exciting and varied profession embraces public service, literature, the cutting edge of technology, and more. Check it out!
Also, many library folks are headed to Boston this weekend to attend the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting. You can follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #alamw10.
Our Facebook Page Screenshot
If you spend more time with Facebook than your RSS reader, you might like the brand new So You Want to be a Librarian Facebook page! Become a fan there to join the conversation!
The past few weeks have been great for people who are looking for information about what librarians do right now.
First, check out the Library Day in the Life project. It was created by the fabulous Bobbi Newman to provide a way for librarians, and others in libraries, to share what they do with the larger world. This has been very nice for those of us in libraries to learn what other library folks do, but is particularly useful for people just getting interested in the field, who want to see what a day in the life is really like. I’ve blogged this in the past, but had to miss this year because I was on vacation.
Also check out the post So, you’re thinking about becoming a librarian? by Erin Dorney. One of the best pieces of advice I can give is to talk to librarians to see what they have to say. And talk to a bunch, all of our perspectives are based on our own specific context. Erin gives some great answers, so click on through to read it.
I am very excited to announce that So You Want To Be A Librarian, published by Library Juice Press, is nearing its publication date! I am working on the theme for this companion blog, so expect changes in the coming days. While I’m working on that, if you’re planning on attending ALA, I would love to see you! I’ll be signing books at the Library Juice Press booth in the exhibits at the ALA Conference in Chicago.
Booth 1637, Exhibits Hall, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago
10am, Sunday, July 12, 2009