I really would love to become a librarian. As of next year, I shall have a library job shadowing expierience so I can learn more about becoming a librarian. I am aware that some librarians have to have a degree in library science and i am willing to get it. But I would like some advice about what to study and what to do to become a librarian. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! this is a career that I can see myself working forever!!!!

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What you need to do is to consult a nearest varsity that is close to you. I am in South Africa and I don't know where are u? Tell me where are u so that I can check for you.

Im in Flint, MI


Entry into a library science graduate program requires a bachelor's degree, but any undergraduate major is acceptable. Many colleges and universities offer library science programs, but employers often prefer graduates with LIS degree. Most programs take 1 year to complete; some take 2. A typical graduate program includes courses in the foundations of library and information science, such as the history of books and printing, intellectual freedom and censorship, and the role of libraries and information in society. Other basic courses cover the selection and processing of materials, the organization of information, research methods and strategies, and user services. Prospective librarians also study online reference systems, Internet search methods, and automated circulation systems. Elective course options include resources for children or young adults; classification, cataloguing, indexing, and abstracting; and library administration. Computer-related course work is an increasingly important part of an MLS degree. Some programs offer interdisciplinary degrees combining technical courses in information science with traditional training in library science.
This is a good career , intersting and challenging because you keep on learrning new things.



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