November 29, 2022
Library Science Information Drop-in on Friday, Dec. 2
Students across disciplines who are thinking about a postgraduate degree in library science or are planning a career at a library are invited to a drop-in from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Hale Library.
The drop-in "So You Want to Become a Librarian?" offers an opportunity to get to know a librarian and learn from experts in the field. It will be held in the Hale Library "living room" on the second floor, just to the right of the second-floor entrance.
Librarians in attendance will include E. Haven Hawley, chair of the special and area studies collections department at the University of Florida and former American Printing History Association president, and a diverse group of librarians from Hale Library and the Manhattan Public Library.
Together, the librarians will talk about their education, experiences and the many roads to becoming a librarian. Students can ask questions, build networks, and enjoy cookies and coffee.
The event is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to learn about the radically changing fields of library science, book history, and information technology at public and academic libraries.
"So You Want to Become a Librarian?" is sponsored by Rare Book School’s Andrew Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography and K-State’s department of English, the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, and the primary texts certificate program. It is organized by the English department's graduate track in Literature.