Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Don’t pay too much!

I know a couple of librarians who paid to go to private institutions or otherwise very expensive schools to get their MLIS. I would advise you not to do this. The MLIS that you receive is pretty much the same no matter where you go and the big difference is the debt you have when you’re done. You probably won’t get paid more if you go to a prestigious school and the starting salaries for librarians are pretty sad. However, you might come out feeling well trained or that you got a good education, but most librarians I talk to and many of the ones that paid for those expensive schools said that they learned more in their first week on the job then their entire academic career. I would suggest (as sad as it is) to select your library program on price.

P.C. Sweeney, Advice for Choosing a MLIS Program (via thepinakes)
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A debate on Archives and Archival Education

awesomearchives:

You Ought to be Ashamed  is a blog dedicated to archival students and the market we will be dealing with. They just came out with a series of posts on the value of an MLIS.

How to become an archivist in ten short years: take one.

In defense of the MLS (Sort of)

I suggest the whole blog, though it is a little depressing.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Attention Library Students!

Library students can discover tools for tomorrow’s library today by registering for FREE access to the next generation of electronic learning resources. Through networking with your peers, sharing best practices, and discussing what’s needed for success; future librarians can make a significant impact on the profession.

Attention Library Students!

Library students can discover tools for tomorrow’s library today
by registering for FREE access to the next generation of electronic
learning resources. Through networking with your peers, sharing
best practices, and discussing what’s needed for success; future
librarians can make a significant impact on the profession.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Yes, librarians are required to have master’s degrees.

Yes, librarians are required to have master’s degrees.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A day of nonstop awe and inspiration. Whenever any great song or album gets lost in the ether, someone is deprived of the joy of hearing it, and the great effort of those who created and recorded the work is damaged. Thankfully, the fanatics are there to make sure the jam session never stops.

Henry Rollins, The Column! Henry Speaks On His Consciousness-Expanding Trip to the Library of Congress With Ian MacKaye

This isn’t going to be what I do, but it’s still one of the many reasons what I’m getting into is important.

(via yellowdecorations)

I really love Henry Rollins.

Monday, October 10, 2011 Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Monday, August 15, 2011