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I'm thinking of specializing in YA lit/working with teens.
Are there any other librarians-to-be here??
(I'm also new here. Hi!)
I started Fall '07 and am finishing this summer. I had to take one Boston class because I originally planned to do it in three years, so only started taking 3/semester and summer courses this year. If I'd taken even one more course last year, I wouldn't have had to go to Boston at all. AND I'm in the archives program.
I'm getting my EDM in May with concentration in language/literacy and children's literature. Yahoo-one down one to go!
bam125, I went through a year of grad school for my PsyD in Clinical and Forensic Psych. It definitely is still a major interest of mine, but I realized that I don't really fit it or agree with the PsyD and PhD Clinical Psych culture. I had that same realization about wanting to work with people in a different way. It's nice to hear that from someone else with a similar background.
P.S. I also think I eventually want to end up in academic libraries. Though government documents, special libraries and archives are also strong contenders.
No, I am not quoting Michelle_Speed, just that I am doing the same exact thing.
Theological librarianship is my major interest
Guess I should sign-off this group, and become more active in the Librarians who LibraryThing group.
Before going back to school, I worked as a chemist for 10 years, so my interest is in science librarianship. I work in the library at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
That sounds like a really cool place to work! :)
(I'm a former chemist in my second year at the University of North Carolina.)
I'm in my 2nd year at San Jose State also. Hi ekkoster!
I'm interested in science or map librarianship, or cataloging. I'm still working incognito as an earthquake engineer, but that won't last forever!
I guess this is where the small-world syndrome kicks in... Yes, I do! :)
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I am currently applying for Graduate Schools and have been conflicted with the choice of continuing my Anthropology track or going the MLS/ILS route. I swear I have looked at CH's website and have never noticed the ILS program listed. My top choices were UNC-G or ECU for MLS/ILS or CH to for Anthropolgy but knowing that they have an ILS program has helped ease some of my conflict.
Should add that SILS CH has significant research interest in human-computer interaction and social networking, both of which would definitely draw upon an anthropology background.
I'm glad I could be of service! Also, because you said you're interested in the ILS portion of librarianship, we have a contract with the DICE program, http://diceresearch.org/DICE_Site/About.html, that addresses "the major challenges of managing, preserving, and providing access to electronic records" if you're interested in that aspect of ILS.
Also, I know in my earlier posts I expressed dissatisfaction in the LS program. There are quite a bit of required courses and the first one or two semesters can have a lot of introductory classes with the same people. However, after nearly three semesters at SILS I can see the interrelatedness of all the departments. For example, in Cataloging II our teachers talked about when we are cataloging a website, we need to talk to the collection development people on which specific area, if any, they wanted to highlight in the website, what's important to highlight. This also ties into the introduction to archives class I took in that it brings up the problems of managing, preserving, and providing access to the website in question since it can go defunct, be erased, change address, etc.
From hearsay, UNC-CH is good for librarianship in academia, although the program's young adult classes are extremely popular.
I have a much stronger interest in concentrating on archive and cataloging work rather than school or public librarianship so discovery of the ARM concentration at CH has solidified my decsion to apply. Compared to the ECU application I have been working on, the CH app is a monster. I suppose that can be taken as a sign of higher standard and higher quaility of education. ECU offers some coursework which appear similar to those in the ARM concentration, but not an actual concentration. It appears that they try to focus on k-12 librarianship, which could not be farther from my career goals. Working with DICE sounds amazing. It's getting a bit late now, but I will definitely explore the link you posted in further detail later.
For some jobs it might not matter, but ECU is also not ALA-accredited. If you plan to work in a university setting, they're likely to be sticklers for that accreditation. (ECU is NCATE accredited, but since you're not interested in school librarianship, this won't help you much.)
Ahh, graduate school applications...I remember those days. I'm going to revisit those days soon in the form of job applications. Good luck!
I was actually planning to contact someone at UNC-CH to get some more information about the program, ask some questions, and also so that I can try to form an realistic plan for myself. Any help with anyone that would have valuable information would be greatly appreciated.
Everything feels like such a swamp right now. My undergraduate thesis is the x-wing fighter in my dagobah system mudhole. I guess I just let my nerd side out, but i'm too tired to think of a less nerdy anaology I feel like it will never really be done, but in truth I just need to remember that I have less than a month until the undergraduate nightmare will end.
If you go to http://www.wilis.unc.edu/results.html and scroll down toward the bottom of the page you can find links to profiles for all of the library schools in North Carolina, if you want to stay in the state.
The incoming president of the Society for American Archivists is from UNC-CH, and there is a special archives concentration. That's an area of strength. If you are interested in traditional cataloging, however, you should know that there are no tenured faculty members teaching cataloging. Those instructors are awesome, but who knows if they will stick around?
Sounds like a good idea to me. What classes you have this coming semester? Are you online or at the Uni?
I'm doing the media specialist track in our program, though since this time last year my dream future-job has shifted from high school media specialist to public librarian, youth services department.