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Librarianship > IA / UX work - how did you make the transition?

Librarians - and ex-librarians - of Metafilter: Have you made the transition from librarianship to working in information architecture or user experience research and design? If so, what were some concrete steps that you took - networking, professional development, coursework - to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Oct 24, 2013 - 3 answers

The Transatlantic Librarian

Give me insight, tips, and strategies for transitioning from American to British librarianship. [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Mar 12, 2013 - 4 answers

librarian angst talking blues

I'm on the edge of starting an online MLIS degree. I know that the conventional wisdom is that this is a bad idea, but I don't feel like I have any other options. Am I about to make a serious mistake, or could I be an exception? Were all of the dire warnings about becoming a librarian due, in part, to general economic malaise, or is the profession in trouble? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 21 answers

Low-down science library paraprofessional blues

Does my experience as a non-librarian employee in a medical library qualify me for any other type of work beyond librarianship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 - 4 answers

A question about how to get a job where people will ask me questions.

MeFi Librarians, I've been working in tech services so long that I don't remember how to talk to patrons. Please help me prepare for a reference librarian interview next week. [more inside]
posted by sk932 on Nov 11, 2011 - 5 answers

MLIS x 2, what to do?

Two people, one career field. How feasible is this? [more inside]
posted by sugarbomb on Aug 12, 2011 - 18 answers

How to dip a toe into the ocean of Digital Librarianship?

Librarians of Metafilter: Let's say I have a week to orient myself to the world of digital librarianship. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Apr 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Packing Up My MLS and Moving On?

Help me! I'm a librarian who loves her job, but needs to move on. But where to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I use my MLIS and my language skills?

What are potential career options for an MLIS graduate interested in using language and translation skills on the job as well? I am a 21-year-old undergraduate student who will be graduating one quarter early in March 2011. This summer I'm applying to the UW's iSchool MLIS program and hope to start Autumn Quarter 2011. I am very interested in traditional library work, but in the last couple years I have worked hard to learn Spanish. I'm currently training to be a Spanish-English translator and interpreter as well, as this will help pay for my MLIS degree. I would really love a career that could incorporate my growing interests in linguistics and translation, as well as my interests in the research and service-oriented aspects of librarianship. Any suggestions? I know the State Department has some positions that would incorporate all these skills, and I'm looking for other options, too.
posted by wansac on Aug 3, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I make myself more competive as an applicant in the Library profession?

I am about to enter my Master of Library & Information Science and I am curious to know which areas are of most value when it comes to employment in Library & Information Sciences? Which ones will make me more competitive in the current (Canadian) job market? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

What I don't know about ILL makes me ill

I want to learn more about modern interlibrary loans standards, software, processes, and the big players in Canada and USA. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by SarahbytheSea on Mar 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Name an important recent book on academic librarianship

What recent book(s) must my wife read to become better versed in the issues facing academic libraries and librarians today? [more inside]
posted by mrmojoflying on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Reference question

librarianshipfilter: Essential professional reading for a reference librarian looking to hone his chops? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jul 16, 2007 - 1 answer

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