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Skills to Make a Librarian by Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

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A head for business and a heart for libraries

Cara K. Ball

Abstract

The pursuit of a Masters in Information and Library Science (MLIS) was approached not so much with my head, as with my heart. Deep down, I just knew I was meant to be a librarian. When I finally began telling close friends, and family members my idea, they all pretty much shrugged at me and said “we know—what took you so long to figure that out?” However, life has a way of throwing all sorts of twisted ironies, and stumbling blocks in any well-laid plan. Becoming trained to be a librarian is relatively easy. Working in a library as a librarian is a whole other story. This chapter covers my journey from acquiring my MLIS, to being employed (just not as a librarian) and applying ...

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