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I NEED TO FIND STUFF ON BEING A LIRBRAIN


In my experience.volunteer or job shadow librarians. There are many types. Anything from children to special collections. To archiving also. The ala website helps. America librarian Association I think its called. Applying to jobs and internships in the fields help. Look for the outlier and not the common. I mean is I got some volunteer experience in a library by dping ancestry research and making friends with my schools special collections department. Also history maybe a area to look at. I guess it depends on what type of librarian and therefore be able to better select master programs. Hope I help. William H.

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LyTina’s Answer

So this is what I did. I started off as a volunteer at the local library. Then a part position opened up. Since I was a familiar face I was hired. A few years later I applied to a different county library system. You can apply to be a volunteer or apply to local libraries. You may also try to work at the university libraries as well. To further your library career you can look into library science programs or try to work and wait until you can get a full time position. The thing with library careers is that people tend to die in the job. Sad to say.

Working at a library is amazing and rewarding work!!

LyTina recommends the following next steps:

Look for library volunteer opportunities
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Look for library aid/ assistant positions
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Learn dewy decimal system
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What kind of librarian do you want to be?
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Look at library science programs
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Kaitlin’s Answer

Becoming a "librarian" is quite different in the world of technology we now live in. Libraries offer a wide array of services from youth programing to public computer labs. It may be benficial for you to research the different types of libraries and what they do. County libraries may hold very different events or services than a university library. Once you have an idea of what kind of programs interest you to be a part of or lead this may narrow down what you'd like to focus on this your undergraduate degree. History, Management,, Communications etc are some examples of great undergraduate majors to begin your path to becoming a Librarian. Many Librarian roles do also require a Masters degree so keep that in mind when considering what major you choose.

Good luck!

Kaitlin recommends the following next steps:

Research undergraduate majors that will propel you into an MS in Library Science. https://education.seattlepi.com/undergraduate-degree-need-ms-library-science-1667.html
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