Oh, fun! I was tagged by the-library-lady to post five random facts about myself.
- When I was 12, I learned how to play volleyball out of a book I got from the public library. This is why I became a librarian.
- I was a college radio DJ all four years of my undergrad career.
- Je parle le francais et j’habitais en France pendant 6 mois.
- I do not celebrate Thanksgiving.
- I only like movies where things blow up.
Anonymous said: 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.
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!
When I was in high school, my school’s internship coordinator was able to set me up with one day job shadow of a children’s librarian and it was a great day!
Is it hypocritical if I side-eye guys whose only shared interest with me is Archer?