2011.03 school careers evening

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Slides I used when presenting at a school careers evening in March 2011. Thanks to @realwikiman for allowing me to modify his original presentation …

Slides I used when presenting at a school careers evening in March 2011. Thanks to @realwikiman for allowing me to modify his original presentation http://www.slideshare.net/thewikiman/if-you-want-to-work-in-libraries

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  • Liking books is great, but these days, libraries are about so much more
  • You need good communication skills – can’t afford to be shy – can be hectic
  • if scared of tech, can’t work in lib. Info Profs need to lead the way and be early adopters of new platforms and trends
  • Masters or Diploma (so, time and money)
  • CILIP-accredited courses UG and PGAberdeen, Aberystwyth,Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield
  • not a soft option – you have to work hard
  • Comfortable with change – embracing new things all the time
  • Fight stereotypes
  • You can pursue existing passions: writing, designing. Multidisciplinary career
  • 9. Variety of jobs

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  • 1. So you want to work in libraries?
    Here are 9 things you need to know
  • 2. 1. It’s not all about books
  • 3. 2. It’s all about people
  • 4. 3. It’s all about technology
  • 5. 4. You need qualifications
  • 6. Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool
    London, Loughborough, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield
  • 7. 5. There is tough competition
  • 8. 6. You need to be comfortable with change
  • 9. 7. Fight stereotypes
  • 10. 8. Pursue your passions
  • 11. 9. Variety of jobs and sectors
    Archives ResearcherBiomedical Electronic Resources Librarian
    Children's Services LibrarianDigital Projects Librarian
    Electronic Text and Imaging Centre CoordinatorFine Arts Collection Development Coordinator
    Government Publications LibrarianHospital Librarian
    Interlibrary Loan LibrarianJapanese Studies Librarian
    Knowledge ArchitectLaw Librarian
    Manuscripts and Archives LibrarianNetwork Systems Administrator
    Online Instruction LibrarianPeriodicals Librarian
    Reader Services LibrarianSound Recordings Archivist
    Technical Services LibrarianUser Education Librarian
    Visual Resources LibrarianWeb/Systems Developer
    Youth Services LibrarianZoo Librarian