On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 14:22:16 -0500, Lisa Flanzraich wrote
> I was hoping someone could help me. I am trying to get information
> on the best steps to take in becoming a Video Librarian. I have my
> M.L.I.S and am currently working in a para professional position in
> a video library. Do I need a second masters? Any help would be
> appreciated. I just want some leads on how to become one either
> academic or public library.
> Thank you.
> A second Master's in Cinema Studies would help, although not
> necessarily, especially for a public library. I would avoid working
> in a public library at all costs: they are generally dreadful and
> deadening to one's free spirit. .
> My recommendation is to become a CINEMANIAC if you are not one
> already, and join film clubs, organizations, volunteer to write
> reviews, bone up on technology-- although the substantive nature of
> media librarianship is far more interesting, at least for me. Take
> lots of film/media courses.
> It is not a good economy--however there are opportunities, if you
> make them happen. If you live in a major city--there are t.v.
> networks, film archives, studios, museums, film art centers,blah blah.
> Hangout, above all, with -MOVIE MANIACS--if you have your heart set
> on it--you can make it happen.
> Keep us posted.
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John F. Fossett
Kitsap Regional Library
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