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How did you (YES, YOU SPECIFICALLY) pay for grad school?

The "how to pay for grad school" articles that pop up in a Google search are WOEFULLY LACKING in specifics. I'm looking for actual, specific tales of how real people out there in the world financed their Masters degrees. Feel free to get brutally honest. [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco on Sep 20, 2016 - 83 answers

The idea of archives appeals to me, but should I focus more broadly?

Finishing up my first semester in Library and Information Technology. What to choose for courses for next semester? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Aug 19, 2015 - 12 answers

Being a better online studies student.

Hello! I'm enrolled in this particular library science/tech program, aiming towards a degree. Difficulty: moderately disorganized, easily distracted, feeling sort of dumb. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jul 3, 2015 - 4 answers

How to turn 2 out-of-date Master degrees into a job?

I have a MLS from 1993. I have a MS Education in Counseling from 2000. I do not have my license to practice counseling, and it is probably far too late to get it. I never used my MLS either. (My undergrad is in Religious Studies.) [more inside]
posted by bluespark25 on May 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Please help an ISTJ find the right job fast

My fears and indecision have blocked my 'career' progression for years. For a variety of personal reasons, I moved back home (at 44), and now I'm searching for a job. But I don't have much money left, so I need to find something soon, even if it's not perfect. I've boiled it down to three possibilities: copy editing, grant writing or library/information science. But I’m not sure any of them are right for me. I searched MeFi for answers, but they were either outdated (2011) or not geared towards my Myers-Briggs personality type. [more inside]
posted by DoOver on Feb 23, 2015 - 14 answers

Is the demand for digital librarians stable or expanding?

Is there demand for digital librarians trained in data management, exposing electronic collections, digital archiving, and so on? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Library cataloging is the best, how do I do more of it?

What are my options re: doing cataloging work for money? Ideally as a contract cataloger, an outsourced worker, or remotely/virtually? What should I learn if I love library back of house/technical services? [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on Nov 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me reclassify my job

Librarians of MeFi, how did you transition into a job in taxonomy? [more inside]
posted by jabes on Mar 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Catalog this!

Librarianfilter: I think I'd like to be a cataloger. Librarians, tell me about it! (Also, tell me how cataloging is changing as Library Science becomes more Information Science-y, and about jobs in other fields that use similar skills.) [more inside]
posted by naturalog on Feb 22, 2012 - 19 answers

What interesting open source projects are libraries working on these days?

What interesting open source projects are libraries working on these days? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Non-traditional library careers

(1) What are some non-traditional careers out there for MLIS graduates? (2) Also, I've heard a little bit about consulting and information architecture, but how does one get started in these fields? [more inside]
posted by angelaas525 on Oct 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Joint MLS/MA Programs

A friend of mine is interested in joint ML(I)S/MA programs. He's flexible in terms of the MA field, but is particularly interested in postcolonial/subaltern studies, area studies, religious studies, gender/queer studies, that kind of thing. Which programs should he consider?
posted by naturalog on Sep 18, 2011 - 3 answers

When to start looking for jobs after new degree

When coming from extended period at current job (3+ years), when should I start looking for other jobs after getting a second degree? (Library-related) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Her Permanant Record: Why did the LOC Know Her Real Name?

On last night's History Detectives, they were tracking down the real author and backstory of Diana: A Strange Autobiography (1939). During that investigation, Tukufu Zuberi went to the Library of Congress (paper) Card Catalog, and a slightly altered version of the author's real name was listed there after the published author's name. This leads me to several questions about LOC cataloging c. 1939: [more inside]
posted by julen on Jul 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Best librarians/library science people to follow on Twitter?

Who are the best folks to follow on twitter as a librarian or library science person? - or related fields? Information organizers?
posted by specialk420 on May 8, 2010 - 10 answers

What would I need to know to be an archivist?

How much "knowledge of archiving systems and processes" would I really need for this job (see inside)? Oooh! Difficult to frame this question without insulting all archivists. Please forgive me. After you've read inside I hope you will understand. [more inside]
posted by smallbunny on Mar 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Should a future librarian get a masters in English?

Will a master's degree in English be useful to someone who wants to be a librarian? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Feb 23, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I start to work in archives without my MLS?

Aspiring archivist about to graduate from college, and needing some time off before grad school. How can I be productive and gain meaningful experience before getting my MLIS? [more inside]
posted by alphasunhat on Feb 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Should I retake the GREs?

I'm applying to grad school for a Masters in Library Science, and I'm unsure if I should re-take the GREs. I did very well on the Verbal and Quantitative sections - both scores were above the averages of accepted students for the MLS programs I'm looking at. But I only got a 4 on the writing section (putting me in the 41st percentile). The average for admitted students is around a 5. Will my admittedly poor showing on the writing section hurt me enough that I should take the GREs again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 17 answers

Controlled vocabularies for photos

I'm looking for controlled vocabularies to describe photographic images. [more inside]
posted by pahool on Oct 6, 2009 - 6 answers

MSIM program at the iSchool

Hello, I am new to mefi but I thought this would be a great place to get some answers about the MSIM graduate program at the UW iSchool. Mainly what type of careers would be open and available to me if I graduated with this type of degree and is it really worth it or would I just be another IT guy lost in the crowd? [more inside]
posted by outclassed on Aug 13, 2009 - 3 answers

A Country House (Moving to England)

After I graduated from university last year, I moved to England to work as an au pair for a year. My time's up (I go back in a month to start pursuing my Masters), but I feel like I fit in really well over here & would seriously consider moving here after I get my degree. Actually, I'd rather just stay. Unfortunately that's not an option right now. I'd need a job to move here, though! Do you think I could find one? (Relevant details inside.) [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on Jun 30, 2009 - 10 answers

What can be done with 6,000+ hard-copy books and a forensic engineer's lifetime paper collection in the "Age of Information"?

Is there a person or organization which will pick up and make productive use of a (non-famous) engineer/scientist's lifelong collection of books and papers? The local university libraries and relevant engineering organizations no longer accept hard-copy materials. I'm living across the country, and the family can't keep paying storage cube rental after my father's death. It's going to have to be an all-or-nothing donation in the next two or three months, or everything gets sent to a landfill. The storage facility is in the Ann Arbor, MI (USA) area - please see the extended explanation for details. [more inside]
posted by patience_limited on May 2, 2009 - 23 answers

Chicago library job help?

Does anyone have advice for a graduating MLS student looking for a job, any job at all? Help specific to finding jobs in the Chicago metro area would be especially useful. [more inside]
posted by tinyfolk on Apr 9, 2009 - 15 answers

Where do I start with an IT standards library?

Please help me figure out a starting point for research and planning. I need to take the lead on making a standards library or process library at work (a medium-sized IT department), and while I have some ideas, I really don't know where to start, or what resources to use as a planning guide and sanity check. [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Feb 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Advice on applying to an MLS program

How difficult is it to get accepted into a highly-ranked, ALA-accredited MLS program? [more inside]
posted by thewrongparty on Oct 1, 2007 - 14 answers

What's so bad about being a librarian?

Librarians -- rain on my parade! What didn't they tell you in school? What are the worst parts of your job? What do you regret about your schooling/early career? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on May 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Tell me about MLIS programs in the US!

MLIS Filter!: I'm thinking about heading back to school to snag an MLIS. However, reviews of programs seem to be far and few between. Tell me about your MLIS. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Nov 3, 2006 - 33 answers

you're not worth an additional 62%, san jose state

LibrarianFilter: Is this even legal? My school has just announced they will be increasing student fees by over 60% for the next semester. I've sent an email to the director, but what can I, or other students, reasonably do to combat this? Do I have to drop out of school because I can't afford an additional $5,000? Full text of the announcement is below. [more inside]
posted by booknerd on May 17, 2006 - 16 answers

Becoming a Librarian

Calling the MeFi Librarian Posse... I want to join! Questions about getting an MLS and job inside. [more inside]
posted by dicaxpuella on Jan 5, 2005 - 14 answers

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