Mike didn't ask about jobs in academic libraries, but I'll throw in my 2
cents. There are still media librarian jobs in academic libraries, and I
am hoping that developments in multimedia help create new ones. I think
that when there have been openings, there have not been an overabundance
of qualified applicants. And you can always start in an academic library,
then move to a public library! Media librarian skills are much the same
in any type of library.
Indiana University Libraries
On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Oksana Dykyj wrote:
> Actually, it appears that most newly-created jobs are for systems librarians.
> At 11:53 AM 4/14/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >The truth is, if you really want a job, be a science librarian!
> >At 11:16 AM 4/14/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >>I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my query about media
> >>librarianship in public libraries. I was overwhelmed by the number of
> >>responses! Thanks especially to Elizabeth Stanley for forwarding the
> >>msg. to another listserv and routing answers back to me.
> >>For those who recommended that I pursue a more traditional
> >>specialization in addition to media, I am (reference) -- and I'm glad to
> >>see that my plan has been validated by your responses.
> >>Thanks again. Any other feedback, I'm all ears...
> >> Mike
> >Rick E. Provine
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