So you want to work in libraries?<br />Here are 9 things you need to know<br />
1. It’s not all about books<br />
2. It’s all about people<br />
3. It’s all about technology<br />
4. You need qualifications<br />
Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool<br />London, Loughborough, Manchester, Newcastle, Sh...
5. There is tough competition<br />
6. You need to be comfortable with change<br />
7. Fight stereotypes<br />
8. Pursue your passions<br />
9. Variety of jobs and sectors<br />Archives ResearcherBiomedical Electronic Resources Librarian<br />Children's Services ...
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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 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
  • 2011.03 school careers evening

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

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