On the Road to Find Out:Why You Need a Degree For That             IST 511          Sarah Helson
Librarians are often thought of instereotypes, and therefore people also assume that they are all the               same.
They assume that as a librarian,you are going to walk around dusty   stacks shushing people while wearing glasses, a prim ...
Such as this…
Many people will also ask you why   you need a degree to be a           librarian.
Their questions and assumptions       may surprise you.
How hard isit to do an I only read on my Kindle, I don’t use librariesinternet     Do they teach you how to shush people?s...
Librarians do so much more thanthose things. And we are breaking     the stereotype every day.
Librarians are constantly evolvingin order to help their communities.    For instance, many now use  Twitter to help conne...
Far from becoming obsolete,librarians are capable of adapting  easily. A portion of this comesfrom the new librarianship t...
Librarians are taught that their mission is to “improve societythrough knowledge creation in      their communities.”
This does not mean that we, aslibrarians, will stay behind a deskand simply answer the questions     about the location of...
We will go out into the community   and ask how we can help.
This might be by answering aquestion on how to find a book or other resources, or it could be byhelping a member find the ...
Much of a librarian’s work can also be behind the scenes and they  might never shelve a book.
A book needs to be catalogedbefore it reaches the shelves, and the world of MARC records andmetadata can be confusing for ...
Plus, who said that a librarian has to be confined to the walls of a             library?
Virtual reference practically allows  you to keep a librarian in your      pocket. Or your laptop.
But this reference librarian can   now wander the aisles of thegrocery store while answering your questions or while watch...
As long as there is access toinformation, librarians will be there         to help you find it.
Regardless of the status of ebooks          in the library.
In the end…
We are facilators in the community
We are researchers
We are teachers
We are learners
We are information seekers
In the words of Cat Stevens,librarians are people who are   “on the road to find out”
CreditsWritten and Produced by Sarah Helson as aportion of IST 511 at Syracuse UniversitySong: “On the Road to Find Out” b...
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  • http://www.teachersyndicate.com/ttsd/node/864?page=3
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  • The Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes, page 14.
  • You need a degree for that

    1. 1. On the Road to Find Out:Why You Need a Degree For That IST 511 Sarah Helson
    2. 2. Librarians are often thought of instereotypes, and therefore people also assume that they are all the same.
    3. 3. They assume that as a librarian,you are going to walk around dusty stacks shushing people while wearing glasses, a prim cardigan and a bun.
    4. 4. Such as this…
    5. 5. Many people will also ask you why you need a degree to be a librarian.
    6. 6. Their questions and assumptions may surprise you.
    7. 7. How hard isit to do an I only read on my Kindle, I don’t use librariesinternet Do they teach you how to shush people?search? How hard can Libraries are dying. Is there a class in how to make a shelving be? perfect bun? You need a degreeDigital book to manage the Anyone cancollections count and use decline of libraries?don’t need a the Deweylibrarian. Decimal I can Google it. System. If you don’t need a master’s to publish books, why do you need one to store/sort/care for them? Is it really that hard to alphabetize books? Books are all digital now.
    8. 8. Librarians do so much more thanthose things. And we are breaking the stereotype every day.
    9. 9. Librarians are constantly evolvingin order to help their communities. For instance, many now use Twitter to help connect them to their patrons.
    10. 10. Far from becoming obsolete,librarians are capable of adapting easily. A portion of this comesfrom the new librarianship that is taught in graduate school.
    11. 11. Librarians are taught that their mission is to “improve societythrough knowledge creation in their communities.”
    12. 12. This does not mean that we, aslibrarians, will stay behind a deskand simply answer the questions about the location of the bathroom.
    13. 13. We will go out into the community and ask how we can help.
    14. 14. This might be by answering aquestion on how to find a book or other resources, or it could be byhelping a member find the tools to start their own business.
    15. 15. Much of a librarian’s work can also be behind the scenes and they might never shelve a book.
    16. 16. A book needs to be catalogedbefore it reaches the shelves, and the world of MARC records andmetadata can be confusing for theaverage community member (or the first year graduate student).
    17. 17. Plus, who said that a librarian has to be confined to the walls of a library?
    18. 18. Virtual reference practically allows you to keep a librarian in your pocket. Or your laptop.
    19. 19. But this reference librarian can now wander the aisles of thegrocery store while answering your questions or while watching their favorite TV show.
    20. 20. As long as there is access toinformation, librarians will be there to help you find it.
    21. 21. Regardless of the status of ebooks in the library.
    22. 22. In the end…
    23. 23. We are facilators in the community
    24. 24. We are researchers
    25. 25. We are teachers
    26. 26. We are learners
    27. 27. We are information seekers
    28. 28. In the words of Cat Stevens,librarians are people who are “on the road to find out”
    29. 29. CreditsWritten and Produced by Sarah Helson as aportion of IST 511 at Syracuse UniversitySong: “On the Road to Find Out” by Cat StevensQuote from The Atlas of New Librarianship by R.David Lankes, page 14.

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