[Videolib] Video Librarianship Training

Mike Boedicker (mboedicker@hotmail.com)
Thu, 11 Dec 2003 15:05:29 -0600

Unfortunately, media librarianship is one of those specializations where you
must find your own way. It seems like everyone has used a different method
to get in the door. I did it by supplementing the almost nonexistent media
coursework at my library school with practicums and internships, then moved
halfway across the country because that's where the job was.

A few years ago I wrote an essay about the state of media librarianship
which some have called pessimistic. I think it's realistic, and has been
backed by those who've spent years in the field:


Having sounded gloomy, I want to stress that the work itself is very
rewarding and well worth pursuing if you're passionate about it.

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230
Library site: http://www.danville.lib.il.us
Personal site: http://www.boedicker.net


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.


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