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Becoming a Librarian: Welcome

How do you know that being a librarian is right for you?

Do you enjoy...?

  • structure
  • organization
  • being helpful
  • digging for information
  • change
  • reading/learning

Are you...?

  • patient
  • curious
  • determined
  • tenacious 

What should you do?

If you are considering being a librarian you should...

  • educate yourself about what being a librarian entails
  • talk with a current librarian
  • get experience, whether through volunteering or a part-time job
  • read the rest of this libguide!


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Helpful Articles

Here are abstracts of potentially helpful articles.

About this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to give you the information necessary to make a decision about becoming a Librarian.

The WELCOME page is for people who are just starting to consider this career path. It is full of information about the profession and is intended to help you decide whether or not this is right for you.

The LIBRARY TYPES page is intended to give you more information about libraries and librarians. It contains things like the different types of libraries and the different sections within the library.

The GETTING YOUR DEGREE page is for when you have finally decided to take the plunge and pursue this career. It is filled with information about how to get the degrees necessary and how to job hunt after you do.

We hope this information is helpful to you when making these decisions.


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Helpful Books

Here is a list of some books that might be helpful in educating you.

Subject Guide

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Helpful Blogs

These are blogs by current librarians.

Trible Library provides links to other websites to aid in research and is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of those sites.