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Old 03-05-2009, 04:39 PM
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I'm half way through my MLIS program at Dominican University. I absolutely love it! My focus is on archives and special collections. More than likely I won't actually become a librarian per se. I'm really interested in attending classes at the Rare Book School. If it's old and rare, I like it.
I just got an email about the 2009 RBS - including scholarship info. PM me, I'll forward if you haven't already seen it.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:43 PM
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:34 PM
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Librarians thread! WOOHOO!!!!

I am in my fourth week as a MLIS student at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. Right now, the only thing I am sure of is that I don't want to be a media specialist (fancy words for school librarian). I worked in a public library for a year and now I work at a medical school library (does that count as academic or special?). So far I haven't know of anyone who hasn't called themselves those fancy terms, but I think librarian is fine.
A medical school library would count as special.


Wow. I'm glad I stumbled across this thread. I have my MLS. Got it in 2005. I worked as a media coordinator at an elementary school and a high school. Now I'm in law school.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:19 PM
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Bumping this back up because I finally made the decision to get into grad school for library science. I worked in Government Documents in undergrad.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:37 PM
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i am contemplating a mlis degree. i wish i had seen this thread 9 years ago.

tnxbutterfly, what area are you interested in?
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:25 PM
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i am contemplating a mlis degree. i wish i had seen this thread 9 years ago.

tnxbutterfly, what area are you interested in?

Probably public or Government Docs. I know I don't want to be a school librarian. (kind of brunt out on kids/education field)

What about you?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:02 AM
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Ok, so I'm not getting my MLIS, but I'm finishing grad school this semester to be a school librarian! I'm going to Georgia Southern University to get an M.Ed. I did my internship this past semester. My supervising media specialist is going back to school part-time to get her MLIS. She would love to work as an Archivist.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:11 AM
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i think as a reference librarian-college level, or a law school librarian.

archives also interest me-i have too many interests!
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:54 PM
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yay to my fellow librarians and those in training!

is anyone going to ALA Midwinter?
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:30 PM
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Add me to the list of librarians!

No ALA for me this year I will be going to FLA Convention for the first time this May, though
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:08 PM
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Hey, Scandia! Where have you been? It's good to see you!
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:02 AM
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Well, I am back! I got transfered to a new location at my job about a year and a half ago. Still cannot access GC from work anyway.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:48 AM
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I'm so excited that I found this thread. I'm currently an undergrad getting my degree in American Studies, but I want to get my Masters Degree in some form of archiving or library science. I do love old documents and rare books, but, honestly, my dream job would to be head archivist for the Disney Corporation. Dave Smith was their first head archivist and he retired last year. He got to work with amazing stuff. Other than that, I'm not sure where I really want to go with this. I have a summer internship with the museum archives in my county and I've applied for a semester in Washington DC next fall to intern in the Smithsonian Archives. Does anyone have any advice for graduate school? So far I think my top choice is NYU, but I'd love to have a lot of options.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:04 AM
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Okay, I don't know if anyone still reads this thread but I would love some advice! I am a sophomore in college considering getting my MLS. I want to work in some kind of library setting but I don't know what kinds of library jobs are easiest to find, most interesting, etc. I would also love advice on schools with good MLS programs!
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:02 AM
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It really depends on what you find interesting. If you love working with kids then being either a school librarian or a School Library Media Specialist might interest you. The basic types of librarianship are school, public, academic, and special. (Special libraries might be legal, medical, corporate....)

Your best bet right now would be to work or volunteer part-time at a public library or at your university or college library. You'll get a better idea of your long-term goal once you've experienced working in different settings.

What kind of librarianship jobs are easiest to get? Er, well, none at the moment. You've got some time though and hopefully the economy will be in better shape when you're closer to making that decision.

I would recommend familiarizing yourself with the ALA website. You'll find a list of accredited graduate schools listed there. The best ones? Hmm, that's debatable. University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (or is it Urbana-Champaign?) has an excellent program but there are many good ones out there. When you start looking, make sure the program you're entering supports your area of interest. (i.e. You can easily narrow down your choices if you're interested in, for example, Archives and Special Collections because not every program offers classes in archiving.) Plan to attend some information sessions at different schools. I fell in love with Dominican University at an information session.

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