Life of a Future Librarian

So today marks the end of my third week of library school. I had meant to make a blog post sooner but it’s been a whirlwind. So far I have to say that I’m loving it just as much as I thought I would. The people are my kind of people and while the curriculum is hard it’s incredibly interesting.

Sometimes I feel a little intimidated by everyone else though. Most of my colleges spent at least a year between between graduating from undergrad and coming here. Many of them have already had some experience in a library.  At the same time my experience in research and bookselling does give me a little bit of an edge in certain areas. I think it’ll work out in the end.

I haven’t entirely decided which direction I want to go as of yet. I had originally been thinking Archives but I think I definitely want to be on the library side of things. I’m taking an Academic libraries seminar and am really enjoying that but I’m also considering special libraries. I just had an interview today with a law library so we’ll see how that goes. I think the interview itself went really well and it’s paid so that’s always a plus.

And if I’m really honest with myself it doesn’t matter so much. I think I would be happy in pretty much any library doing almost anything. It’s kind of a really good place to be.