Is this a good career choice for me?
I want to become a librarian. I want to be surrounded by books & I want enough time to work on my writing. I want a stable job so I can also have a family; I really want kids!:) Basically I want a simple life, but before that I want to travel & get all my partying out, perfect for college. (I'm 17) I'm about to enter senior year & I'm planning on attending Pace University. Sound good for me? What should I major in? What if Pace doesn't have library science?
Asked By: Christine - 7/11/2012
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You do need to get a Master of Library Science Degree (MLS) at an ALA accredited school if you want to be a librarian. I also suggest that you obtain a job in a library as a clerk, page, aide, or something similar BEFORE you start library school. This is important because the competition for librarian jobs is tough... More
Answered By: Josie - 7/14/2012
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Major in engineering or a natural science. Most librarian jobs are now in technical fields. Librarianship is usually studied in graduate school in a master's degree program in librarianship, information systems, or both.
Answered By: ownpool - 7/11/2012
Librarian jobs aren't super stable right now because schools and cities are trying to cut costs. Try becoming an editor, a reporter, a journalist, or something in communication science. Then, do a search on Google or Bing to find out what schools are good for your major. Good luck!
Answered By: abetterworld101 - 7/11/2012
It doesn't matter if Pace has a library science degree which they don't. There are only like 50 ALA accredited master's programs in the United States. In order to become a librarian, you need to get a Bachelor's degree first, in anything, then get a master's in library science. You can even do this online. That's what... More
Answered By: Fifimsp - 7/13/2012
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