Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

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Office Hours Extra: Library Science without the Library by Jane Greenstein

http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/893005-264/library_science_without_the_library.html.csp Recent MLIS graduates are gravitating to different fields than their predecessors. According to theLibrary Journal¬†survey, respondents are working at “software and Internet companies, practicing information architecture, user interface analysis and design, and software engineering…and in medical centers and pharmaceutical companies, law firms and corporations.” But the survey also states that graduates are accepting “lower salaries and part-time hours as retail clerks, baristas, and office assistants in order to pay the bills.” While my motives for entering library school may be anathema to many librarians, students with my background are becoming hard to ignore. It’s safe to say that library […]