So You Want To Be a Librarian

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Library Juice Press, LLC, May 14, 2014 - Business & Economics - 229 pages
Librarians tend to love their work and consider librarianship a great career. This book is by a talented librarian who wants to introduce people, especially people searching for the right career, to the profession. It answers such questions as: What do librarians do? What are the different types of libraries and professional jobs in libraries? What are librarians all about and what hot issues do they discuss in their professional lives? What do I do to become a librarian? What are some important things to know once I'm in a masters program in library science? This book is an essential introduction to the profession for someone who is at the point of choosing a career.
 

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User Review  - widdersyns - LibraryThing

There were a few useful bits of information in here, but overall, I didn't feel like I learned very much. I wish it had gone more in depth on some subjects. Instead, there were a few that felt like they were repeated over and over in each chapter. Read full review

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User Review  - elise920 - LibraryThing

Highly recommended for people interested in or curious about what librarians do. It offers relevant and helpful information on librarianship as well as practical advice on how to join the profession. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Types of Libraries
11
Types of Jobs
55
Professional Issues
101
Getting the MLS
137
Conclusion
169
Glossary
177
Interviews
183
Index
209
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