This Thursday at the Night Vale Public Library is the twice-annual Cleaning of the Books. The Sheriff’s Secret Police Super Secret Special Forces Unit will be on hand to subdue the librarians, who regularly attempt to not only undermine our city with dangerous books, but also sink their sharp claws and pincers into library visitors before flying them off to eat or toy with or whatever it is they do to their victims.
— Welcome to Night Vale, episode 54: A Carnival Comes to Town (via shayera-librarian)
Fellow whovian librarians, this is a thing that exists!
Hey, I'm 15 and I'm considering being a public librarian. I'm not sure though, because over the past month or two I've been considering other careers I though I'd be good at, and later realizing they're not right for me. I want to have a plan, a set goal I can work towards, but I need to know what I want to be to do that. I love libraries, and I love reading (even though I haven't finished a book since April or so.) I don't know... I'm not passionate enough about anything to dedicate my life. from Anonymous
I’m sorry I did not get to this sooner! The good news is that you’re still young and have PLENTY of time to decide what you would like to do with your life. I would recommend, as with anything, to do some research into possible career paths for you first. Volunteering is really great, too. See if your library is accepting volunteers and use it to start getting to know as much as you can. The same applies for any field you want to get into. Volunteer while you can. The great thing (at least it was for me) about library school is that it’s after your Bachelor’s. I had four years of undergrad to really think about librarianship before I took the dive into the graduate program. Sometimes it takes getting involved in the field to discover you’re passionate about it. Really give it a go and see if you like it!