Any or all of the librarians would be happy to discuss a career in librarianship with you.
Even if we graduated many years ago, we can use our connections to help you learn about current programs at a variety of universities. Don't be shy! Ask us.
Stories about librarians and their careers:
Library Routes Project - a wiki where librarians reflect on why they chose the position and where their career has taken them.
Movers and Shakers 2015 - Library Journal chooses librarians annually who are doing interesting things. This article profiles 50 high achievers.
Let the Wild Rumpus Start - a blog by a children's librarian.
Careers in Libraries - a bibliography of sources, online and in print, from the American Library Association (ALA).
Careers in Public Librarianship - from the Public Library Association.
Core Values Statement - a report on librarians' fundamental values with links to supporting documents (ALA).
How to Become a 21st Century Librarian by Meredith Schwartz, Library Journal - an article on what kinds of specializations are availble and how to approach choosing and getting the most out of a degree program.
"So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian?" article by Brian Kenney in Publishers Weekly.
Librarian by Day's "So You Want to Be a Librarian?" - a great collection of links and blog posts, covering the degree, the job search, skills, and general professional advice.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Librarians - from the US Department of Labor.
Hack Library School (a blog for grad students - recommended reading!)
Library & Information Science Syllabi - sample some grad school course syllabi collected by librarian Amanda L. Goodman
So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archival Profession - from the Society of American Archivists.
Directory of Archival Education - from the Society of American Archivists.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians - from the US Department of Labor.
Bookjobs.com - a site about career possibilities in publishing from the Association of American Publishers.
About Publishing: Major/Department Guide - outlines jobs in publishing and skills required; from the Association of American Publisher's Bookjobs site.
Publishing Programs/Education - from the Association of American Publisher's Bookjobs site.
Publishing Graduate Programs, 2015 - from Publishers Weekly; includes valuable gender and diversity information