The funny thing is that many adults wonder what librarians do – or they assume they know and wonder why someone would want to do that. (Of course, there are those who have a pretty accurate idea of what we do and still wonder why.)
Common assumptions about librarians:
- We like to read
- We are quiet
- We are introverted
- We can’t handle a lot of stress
- We’re definitely not “people” people
- We’re worried about keeping our jobs
- We are a dying breed
- We love cats.
This week, as we celebrate National Library Week, the Darling Librarians of Hope International University will answer the question, "Why be a librarian?" for ourselves. We will go in reverse chronological order of when we earned our professional degrees.
Tomorrow you will read about our newest librarian, Lindsey Sinnott, who earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in 2010. I will answer this question on Wednesday, Terri Bogan, Reference and Instruction Librarian will be next and Dr. Rodney Vliet will bring the seasoned perspective on Friday.
By the way, I think I rocked the presentation to elementary students. Hopefully, our posts this week will be just as interesting to our blog audience.
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Robin Hartman is Director of Library Services at Hope International University. She is curious about how the organization and communication of information shapes society and is committed to equipping students to impact the world for Christ.