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Life In Libraryland

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This is the presentation I give to 8th graders each year at their Career Fair. It describes what librarians do and what the work conditions are like.

This is the presentation I give to 8th graders each year at their Career Fair. It describes what librarians do and what the work conditions are like.

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    • Life in Libraryland
    • What do Librarians do?
      • Answer Questions
      • Buy Books, CDs, DVDs, Magazines, Audio Books, etc.
      • Weed Books
      • Design Web Pages
      • Catalog
      • Create booklists and flyers
      • Plan Programs
      • Represent the Library in the Community
      • Network with other Librarians
      • Research
      • Teach people how to access the Internet
      • Teach people how to use the Library
      • Give talks to groups
      • Book Talks
      • Blog
      • Organize Materials
      • Make Policy
      • Work with Boards
      • Supervise other people
      • Write Grants
    • School Subjects
      • "One of the great joys of being a librarian is that it is the last refuge of the renaissance person - everything you have ever read or learned or picked up is likely to come in handy."- GraceAnne A. DeCandido, Ten Graces for New Librarians
    • Education
        • Masters Degree in Library Science (High School + College + Grad School)
          • Wayne State University
          • University of Michigan
          • Various schools offer Online Degrees
        • Library Technician Degree (High School + Community College)
          • Oakland Community College
        • Media Specialist (High School + College with a Teaching Degree + Grad School)
    • School Library
      • Elementary, middle, or high school
    • Public
    • Academic
      • College or University
    • Special
      • Industry (SAPPI or Howmet)
      • Medical (Hackley or Mercy-General)
      • Government/Law
      • Media (CNN or CBS)
      • Music
      • Database Vendors
      • Indexing
    • Working Conditions
      • Hours
    • Buildings can be old:
    • Or New
    • Stress?
      • Connected to Other Librarians?
    • Salaries
      • Entry Level: $20/hour or $40,000 per year
      • Directors: +$70,000
      • Health Insurance
      • Pension
      • Paid Holidays
      • Vacation
      Benefits
    • Advancement
      • Librarian I
      • Librarian II
    • Personal Qualities
      • Curiosity
      • Friendliness
      • Creativity
      • Patience
      • Good Listener
      • Tenacious
      • Responsible
      • Flexible
      • Quick Thinker
      • Good Communication Skills
    • Types of Librarians
      • Youth
      • Reference
      • Technical Services
      • Government Documents
      • Administration
    • Advice
      • Be Curious
      • Read a lot about a lot
      • Read about things you like
      • Take classes in lots of different subjects
      • Learn about computers
      • Read some more
      • Think hard about what you really like to do, then find a career that lets you do it.