So You Want to Be a Librarian

Lauren Pressley


So You Want to Be a Librarian

So You Want to Be a Librarian

  • Title: So You Want to Be a Librarian
  • Author: Lauren Pressley
  • ISBN: 9780980200485
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback



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 aboutLibrarians 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.


Recent Comments "So You Want to Be a Librarian"

Overall, I think this is an excellent resource for anyone pursuing a career as a librarian. As a library school student, I think she does a very accurate and honest job of telling you what it is like and her tips for school survival are great. If she is this good at describing the school experience, I think it is safe to assume her advice and discussion for the actual work of being a librarian is accurate as well.

This is absolutely the perfect book for helping someone interested in librarianship learn about the career and how to get the position they want.This book started by talking about the different types of libraries and the different library jobs within libraries. Then it discussed what a Masters in Library Science is and how to go about picking a Library school and what you would need to get into it and how to make the most of your experience.There were tons of resources at the end of each chapter [...]

I've been going back and forth for months about whether I'd rather get an MLIS degree or try to pursue my photography professionally, and this book tipped the scales for me in favor of librarianship. Lauren Pressley offers a broad introduction to the field that gives a good sense of the variety of options available for library work, as well as the challenges and rewards of the profession. I wanted a bit more detail in some places, especially later on in the book, but I finished it feeling that I [...]

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.

Good introduction to librarianship. However, it was a bit repetitive.

I read this book because I have been toying with the idea of changing fields to libriarianship these past few years, and am now researching it in earnest. This book is truly an excellent resource for anyone considering moving to the field of librarianship. The first section of the book provides detail about the many specialties and subdivisions of librarianship, and highlights many of the issues facing the field. The latter portion of the book deals more with the MLIS- how to choose a program, t [...]

Obviously by the title one can see what I am striving to become. Even though I have done my share of research on librarianship, it is always nice to read others thoughts also. I really enjoyed So You Want to Be a Librarian. The information was straight forward and the extras and links at the end of most of the chapters were much appreciated. I will possibly refer back to this book for reference more as I search out my path while applying to grad school and picking my area that I want to speciali [...]

I really enjoyed reading this book as I prepare to apply for library science school! While the overview of different types a libraries was mostly a refresher for me, as a current library employee, I appreciated the review of how expansive the field of librarianship is. I especially enjoyed the interviews of librarians in different areas of librarianship, and the list of recommended websites in the back of the book is quite good.

I had hoped this book would help me decide whether I should article, go to library school, or choose something entirely different no such luck. It didn't really improve my understanding of what being a librarian entails at all - the information was all fairly obvious, which is not really a comfort given that I knew what being a lawyer would entail but had no way of predicting my extreme contempt for the profession.

Provides a great introduction to the world of libraries and librarianship for those contemplating a career in the field. Having recently been accepted to an MLIS program myself, I feel like this book has helped to give me a sense for the opportunities that await. I found the interviews at the end of the book to be the perfect complement to the overview provided in the rest. Highly recommended.

Good, comprehensive information and resources. The book is in serious need of a proofreader; far too many sentences have missing or extraneous words. I liked the informational interviews from many aspects of librarianship at the end.

Insightful This book offers nice information and thoughts on thinking about becoming a librarian. Unfortunately it is very repetitive and could have used some more editing before publishing. (Typos!!!)

So you're a 16-year-old who wants to be a librarianUseful overview of the profession for younger folk than I. But it's now four years old and needs an update.

useful and informative. This book gave me everything I needed to know about the different kinds of librarians, different kinds of libraries, and how and where to start to get a master's degree.

(More like 3.5 stars, I think.)Though the book itself is a little repetitive and ultimately geared towards those younger than myself, it provides what I hope is a decent overview of the profession.

Awesome resource!

Great layout of the profession and the different paths available in librarianship

It had some helpful advice, but the lady needs to get a better editor. SO. MANY. TYPOS.

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.

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