Monday, October 23, 2006
Advice to LIS Students
It has come to my attention that a number of library school students are reading the Annoyed Librarian. I'm not sure if they stumble upon it, or if it's required reading. If it's required reading, I hope it's at least as interesting as anything else assigned in library school, though I realize that's not setting a very high standard. One student even commented about how discouraging the AL was for LIS students. I would imagine it would be especially discouraging for the idealistic young. How, they might ask, can someone become as cynical and jaded as the Annoyed Librarian apparently is? Years of practice, baby, years of practice. However, to seem less cynical and more encouraging to the enthusiastic library students, I have the following heartfelt and altruistic advice: Get out while you can! It's too late for me, but you can all save yourselves! There. That's my public service announcement for the week.