Back to (Library!) School // Semester 4 Overview

It's a habit of mine to share a little about the classes I am taking each semester as I pursue an MLS degree, and the fall semester started Monday. Usually, I have a pretty good grasp from the beginning on how each class will go. This semester, however, is a little less structured than previous... Continue Reading →

“Why Do You Need A Master’s Degree To Alphabetize?” Or, Library School Semester 3 Overview

Welcome back, Reader! Today's post goes out to the customer my colleague interacted with a while ago who was obstinate over the fact that becoming a titled Librarian requires a Master's Degree, because he knew the alphabet before he was in kindergarten and "that's really all you need!" I'm here to inform you that the alphabet is not the only thing you need to know to work in a library. I could go on a tirade about the ignorance of such a statement and detail some of the many skills and knowledge needed to be an adequate, much less good, librarian, but I don't think that would do anyone much good. Instead I'm going to tell you about the classes I'm taking this summer and the role the topics they cover play in librarianship.

You Mean You Don’t Just Read All Day? Or, What it Takes to Become a Librarian // Semester 2 Overview

Hello, Reader! There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding what it means to be a librarian and what is required to get a library science degree. Even within the bookish community, it can be easy to assume that what you see is all there is when actually there is a lot more work, study, and... Continue Reading →

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