Who should write my letter of recommendation?
October 14, 2013 6:21 AM Subscribe
Two of my recommenders are obvious choices. Who should write the third?
posted by Polyhymnia to education (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi guys, thanks to your earlier advice, I've decided to move forward in applying to library school. I'm really excited! However, I'm having a hard time identifying who my third letter of recommendation should come from. I have already made requests to my current supervisor who is also a former professor, and a former professor with whom I took a class on archives. As I see it, I have three choices for the third letter:
1. My graduate adviser from my MA in Anthropology. I have two reservations about this. One, he wrote a recommendation for me earlier this year for an MUP program I decided not to attend and I don't want to seem flaky. Two, he can be extremely unreliable on issues like this and I'd rather not deal with the stress.
2. The person who supervised me in a music library as an undergrad. He is a librarian but this was five years ago.
3. Some other former but more recent supervisor.
Many thanks for your input!