How I learned to keep worrying and love library school

Ivy Lea:

I recently discovered this post, and its one of those articles that reminds you why even when its hard or you feel that you are going into a ‘bad’ industry, it’s important to acknowledge your frustrations. You’ll never get to move on and make the most of your degree if you fail to confront the reservations you have surrounding it.

Originally posted on hls:

Alyssa Vincent is entering her second (and final) year with Emporia State University’s School of Library and Infromation Management Program in Portland, Oregon. She is a library assistant at the University of Oregon-Portland Library and Learning Commons and a Data Management Intern at One Economy.  She also volunteers in Bitch Magazine’s Library. You can read her blog here: ex libris, et cetera, and be sure to follow her on twitter: @vin_alyssa.

Photo credit: Mri Z via the Commons

So, you’ve subscribed to your library blogs, bought your textbooks, stocked up on highlighters, and are ready for your new life as a library school student/future superstar librarian. Every child will love reading because of you! Students will have unprecedented information literacy skills thanks to your trailblazing instruction!

Yeah, but first you have to get over all of this self-doubting, second-guessing, and generalized loathing of library school and librarianship.

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