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Before deciding librarianship is right for you, make sure you understand what today’s librarians do all day. If you want quiet and lots of time to read, think again. Today’s libraries are full of collegial, and sometimes even downright noisy, collaboration, creation, and community activities, and are as much about technology as print on paper.

Meredith Schwartz’s “How To Be a 21st Century Librarian,” from Library Journal. A fantastic, digestible overview of the profession and absolute required reading for those researching MLS/MLIS programs.

It reminds me that I need to write my “Why I Didn’t Go to Library School” post.

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this is why i DID (and DO) want to be a librarian!

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mariethelibrarian:

dreams-with-eyes-wide-open:

The hardest part of being in a bookstore is having to decide which books to spend your hard-earned money on. 

The struggle is too real.

dorkfeyrac:

i heard you were talking shit about severus snape have a high five and your bedtime is never 

beckisbookshelf:

Till’s Bookshop, Edinburgh - by: DountownTrain

beckisbookshelf:

Till’s Bookshop, Edinburgh - by: DountownTrain

ananasbooks:

I’d like to be so rich that I could pick up books at the bookstore as I do at the library.

penguinteenaus:

How We Feel When: We catch up on an awesome author’s books and realise there is nothing new to read.

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  • Parent to child at the library:

    Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?

  • Child:

    We'll wake up the books.

  • Parent:

    That's right.