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Anthony, LCDCi, BSc., M.A., DrPHC in Dallas, Texas

New Career Advice

Good Evening Gang, I am torn between careers and trying to find something a little more stable. I have several degrees in the health care...

Ms Doppelganger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 31 months ago

Coming back to the Library world - 16 Replies

I have an MLIS that I received about 9 years ago. I worked for a year and a half as a reference and systems librarian at a small academic library....

Forever a Student in Davis, California

Career Trajectory-Balancing Experience and Education

Hey everyone, Right before my recent graduation, I discovered that both my bachelor's degrees led me to librarianship. I researched and found a...

MeinCO in Aurora, Colorado

Updated 35 months ago

Telecommuting librarian jobs - 9 Replies

Hi! I have an MLS degree from a university in Mexico and interested to get a telecommute job as a reference librarian, do you think is...

teadrinker in Little Falls, Minnesota

Updated 46 months ago

lack of experience - 10 Replies

I got my MLS in 1998 and couldn't find a job when I returned to my home state after graduation. So I have no experience except for working in the...

nsm4207 in Irvine, California

MLIS = just a "degree" on your resume that lands you no job?

Does MLIS really lead to NO JOB these days? I live in California and while I'm not really up for relocating, I'm also willing to take a job that's...

VanessaFas in East Haven, Connecticut

Updated 68 months ago

Hourly or Salaried? - 1 Reply

I'm currently working as a solo librarian/archivist in a corporate environment. I've been here about two years, and I'm paid an hourly wage. My...

Joseph in Coralville, Iowa

Updated 79 months ago

Pursuing Librarian career. Need advice toward Bachelors degree choices. - 1 Reply

I am currently a University student who has about 2 months until I receive my Associates in Elementary Education. I wanted to have the backup degree...

Dee in Spring, Texas

Updated 81 months ago

need help in setting up a school library - 3 Replies

I have been assigned the task of setting up the library for our new school. The school will be in its 2nd year, while I will be a first year...

Najmeh in Girne, Turkey

Updated 82 months ago

How to get a librarian job in Europe? - 11 Replies

I want to relocate to Europe next year and want to know the best resources? Also has anyone woeked for Teach London?

Aeryn in Kansas City, Missouri

Should I pursue an MLIS at Big College, Little College, or The College of Not at All?

After getting laid off, realizing my current career isn't what I want to do with my life, and having dismal luck job-hunting, I'm applying to grad...

JB in Washington, District of Columbia

Prospects for IT -> MLIS transition?

Hi folks - I've been reading a bunch of comments and questions here, and appreciate how helpful everyone has been. I hope you don't mind me popping...

Allie in San Francisco, California

Updated 90 months ago

Librarian Jobs and a DUI Record - 1 Reply

Hello. I am currently searching for employment as a librarian. I have my master's in library science and practical experience working in libraries...

somethingblue in Emeryville, California

Updated 91 months ago

The best part is... - 1 Reply

What do you enjoy most about librarian work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...

nj in Clifton Park, New York

Updated 92 months ago

Applying for out-of-state jobs - 5 Replies

Hello! I am interested in finding out anyone else's experience with finding a librarian job outside of your current area. I received my MLS in...

Kalie in Smiths Station, Alabama

If you have a degree for school library media, can you still apply for a regular library job.

I was thinking about going back to college to become a librarian. There is a college near me that offers a masters degree in school library media. I...

DreamWalker in San Antonio, Texas

Help me!

I'm in dire need of help/advice. I have worked inthe library field since '07, am a Library Aide for the City Library. I have a B.A. and an A.S. in...

Pigbitin Mad in London, United Kingdom

Updated 94 months ago

Can Librarian work in USA - 11 Replies

Hi, The Masters in Library and Information science from India(Mysore University)is recognized in America or Do we have to study further here to...

mabehm in Des Moines, Iowa

Updated 94 months ago

Concerned that whatever I try I have low program turnout - how to justify that at interviews - 19 Replies

As a children's librarian my job WOULD be fulfilling if only people would come to my story times and book-talks. Lately I've had to leave off...

Tiffany in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Updated 95 months ago

Too many degrees - is there such a thing? - 2 Replies

I have an MA in modern languages and am contemplating a combined double degree in library studies and digital humanities, with an ultimate goal of...

overmatik in Brasília, Brazil

Updated 97 months ago

To be the best... - 1 Reply

What are the top 3 traits or skills every librarian must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your librarian expertise?

Book Lady in Northville, Michigan

Does anyone but me see our library as relevant? Why don't we have a sense of mission and purpose?

I want to thank everyone who gave me advice about story time turnout, but the problem is bigger than that - it's about community AND administration...

Anonymous in Long Beach, California

Updated 100 months ago

Transitioning from Programmer to Librarian - 6 Replies

I am currently a junior software engineer in my mid 20s. I have a four year degree from a very reputable university, but my focus of study was not...

Alice in Long Beach, California

Updated 100 months ago

Librarian work in the USA - 5 Replies

Hello I am training to become a (doing an MA) librarian in England and I would like to work in the US after I have finished. Could anyone tell me...

Suzanne in Manchester, United Kingdom

Updated 110 months ago

Starting out... - 12 Replies

How did you get your start doing librarian work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a particular...

frallen2002@*****.*** in Northville, Michigan

Concerned I'm not getting the work-experience I need

I've been working part-time as a children's librarian for the past four years at a library which is extremely limited in resources, and therefore...

Deweyguy in Canby, Minnesota

Updated 114 months ago

Being a librarian - 3 Replies

Hello, I am thinking about becoming a librarian and I was wondering what oarts of the job do you like the most and which parts you don't like the...

Yamuna in Kottayam, India

Updated 115 months ago

Best Library Software - 7 Replies


Selina in Central District, Hong Kong

Updated 116 months ago

looking for part time library position in Atlanta area - 2 Replies

My family and I are moving to the Atlanta area this summer. I would like to work part time as a librarian but I am not sure how to begin looking for...

Kathy in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Updated 116 months ago

education - 2 Replies

I Have a bachelors an assosciates degree in a medical programme. I need something out of healthcare. hOW CAN I MAKE USE OF thos background to get...

Kathy in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Updated 116 months ago

school librarian vs academic vs. public - 1 Reply

I really feel I would like to be a librarian. I think I could enjoy my work in public, school, or academic libraries. But would like to hear a...

Kathy in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Updated 116 months ago

How to Shhhhhsh properly - 5 Replies

I'm considering a position at my local library, but I can't master the art of telling people to Shhhsh. Any tips anyone ??

Kathy in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Updated 116 months ago

Academic Librarianship - 3 Replies

Hi! My goal is to become an academic librarian, and I'm applying to start the MLIS program at Rugers in the coming Spring. I don't have a second MA...

annalaurabrown in Salt Lake City, Utah

Updated 116 months ago

How to come across in an interview for a librarian position? - 3 Replies

Greetings everyone, I'm trying to find a library position in Des Moines area but even when I land an interview, I'm not getting hired. My friends...

melmar in Oakland, California

Updated 119 months ago

Boom or bust? - 18 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most librarian...

blackcoral in Palm Harbor, Florida

Updated 120 months ago

outsourcing of librarian positions to India ? - 5 Replies

I am in the HR field and am thinking about go to school for Masters in Library and Information science . The main reason that I am leaving HR is...

siker in Saint Paul, Minnesota

iLLiad login?

Anyone familiar with iLLiad/OCLIC login? If so, I have a few questions...

LaBelleIzzy in San Jose, California

Updated 131 months ago

How should one deal with a persistantly difficult person? - 2 Replies

Hello all I am new here :wave: I have a difficult person who is regularly disruptive - what are the best stratergies for dealing with people like...

Sonia in Hialeah, Florida

Updated 133 months ago

Interview Preparation - 4 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming librarian interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

HamptonWick in Hampton, United Kingdom

Updated 133 months ago

Brielle,NJ Lib. Diectorship Opening-- - 1 Reply

They orignally advertised via Rutgers Univ. back in late June or early July, so they seem to be bound up. I applied back then, and have never heard...

HamptonWick in Hampton, United Kingdom

Updated 133 months ago

Rare book - 7 Replies

I am looking for a rare book: "The Art of Fly-fishing" by JR Hartley. Anyone come across this and know where I can find one?

HamptonWick in Hampton, United Kingdom

Updated 133 months ago

We seem to have an influx of European librarians - 3 Replies

Welcome guys and girls! Please tell us something about your librarian lives and hobbies

Hackers in London, United Kingdom

Updated 133 months ago

Favourite Fives - 5 Replies

Just for a bit of light relief today to break up all the library talk. What is your favourite (1) Breakfast Cereal (2) Heavy Rock Guitarist (3)...

C. in Enfield, Connecticut

How to get started in school?

I've worked in a bookstore for about 8 years and would love to work as a librarian, but I wouldn't know how to get started, regarding education or...

Bettie Boyd in Memphis TN in Stanton, Tennessee

Updated 135 months ago



Sarah in Melbourne, Australia

Stepparents Needed!

Hi, We are conducting some desperately needed research into family dynamics and the welfare of stepchildren. If you are a stepparent living in any...

Susie in Sayreville, New Jersey

Updated 138 months ago

Entry Level Jobs? - 1 Reply

Greetings, I am a school librarian who really wants to branch out into the public/academic sector (I love research and cataloguing and know that I...

Scott in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 146 months ago

Getting ahead... - 1 Reply

What is the best training for becoming a hirable librarian? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective...


Show me the money...

What are typical librarian salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

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