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About The New York Public Library | The New York Public Library

About The New York Public Library | The New York Public Library | Librarian101 | Scoop.it
Libraries are the memory of humankind, irreplaceable repositories of documents of human thought and action.
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The New York Public Library is known as one of the greatest knowledge institutions of the world. Its countless collections ranking with those of the British Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The Library has but one principle for admission, curiosity. People who come to the New York Public Library are curious to see what books there are and other media that interests them. Today the Library’s online catalog and website make its holdings accessible to users worldwide. This means that even though some people might not be able to come to the New York Public Library, they can still go on the computer and use their website so everyone can have the New York Public Library experience. The website Numbering into the tens of millions, its holdings range from the most venerable monuments of human culture such as the Gutenberg Bible and Jefferson's manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence to materials that document the everyday lives of otherwise anonymous people. This website has taught me all about the New York Public Library. The website also taught about the kinds of books that they have in the New York Public Library.

"About The New York Public Library." Nypl.org. New York Public Library, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

 

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Librarian: Career Information

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Librarian careers - description - earnings - education and qualifications - more information
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Librarians select materials, organize those materials and help people use them effectively. Many work with the public. Although librarians traditionally worked with printed resources, they have kept up with ever-evolving technology and now work with electronic resources that include the Internet, computerized databases and books. Librarians are also referred to as information professionals. The website says that librarians had 160,000 jobs in 2008 and that most worked in school and academic libraries. Others worked in special libraries, business libraries, or in libraries of other organizations. This page says most states require that librarians working in local libraries be certified. I think that all librarians should be certified because it lets you know that the librarians really know what they’re talking about and they can help you really find what you need. “Certifications for school librarians vary by state. Some states require that school media specialists be certified teachers while others require they have an MLS. Some require a master's degree in education with a specialization in library science. Many librarians take continuing education classes to keep up with changing technology.” This website tells me all about the necessities of becoming a librarian.

 

McKay, Dawn R. "Librarian: Career Information." About.com Career Planning. About.com, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Academics | School of Information and Library Science

Academics | School of Information and Library Science | Librarian101 | Scoop.it
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Pratt Institute is located at 144 West 14th St. Pratt is a wonderful school and has many wonderful programs for trying new jobs. Some of these jobs include working in a museum or a library. Once you graduate you will receive a MSLIS degree, which will entitle you to having wonderful job opportunities. Besides the MSLIS degree, you are able to receive other numerous degrees, but the main objective is to lead to a future career in becoming a librarian. The liberal arts are a major part in Pratt Institute’s curriculum and some very talented students come out of that school. I feel that Pratt is a wonderful school especially for those interested in becoming someone like a teacher. Based off of one of my teachers, Pratt seems to turn people into the best that they can be. They have certainly taught my teacher well because my computer teacher, a graduate from Pratt Institute, is one of my favorite teachers!

 

"Pratt Institute." Pratt Institute. Pratt Institue, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Marian Librarian, Fate or Irony?

Marian Librarian, Fate or Irony? | Librarian101 | Scoop.it
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To learn more about being a librarian, I interviewed Jamie- Lee Schombs, librarian at Loyola High School in New York City. Schombs has been a librarian for seven months and graduated from Pratt Institute in May 2012, majoring in library and information science. Growing up Schombs was always interested in books and she majored in English. While she was in school she performed in the production of the Music Man and she played Marian The Librarian, the name just stuck. In order to be a librarian you need to have good teaching skills, research shills, communication skills. You also must be able to work on a team and collaborate well with others, which means you must be patient. I had asked Ms. Schombs about e-readers and her opinion. She told said, “E-readers can be very helpful, especially on vacation. People still enjoy books so I feel that they won’t go out of style soon. But I feel that e-books can have much more potential.” Based off of Ms. Schombs’ answers I think am capable of being a librarian. I work well with others and I have good social skills. I feel that I would be a good candidate for the job.

 

 

Schombs, Jamie-Lee. "Librarian." Personal interview. 10 Jan. 2013.

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Librarian

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This website states that the role of a library is made from that of a location where paper records or books can be accessed to someone where all kinds of media is stored. There are three main areas of work related to a librarian job; they are user services, administrative services, and technical services. Librarians who do these things still do additional stuff. Librarians, who specialize in user services like children’s librarians, help visitors in locating the material they are looking for. As part of the job a librarian must determine the visitors needs and decide what information greatly suits those needs, and then provide help in the search and acquisition of such material. The page says that those working in technical services like acquisitions and cataloguing, have the responsibility of acquiring and preparing materials that will be used and typically do not work directly with patrons. The website also says that Librarians employed in administrative services administer to the management and planning of libraries. I think that all these types of librarians are important because they help people look for what they need and all make sure the library is how it needs to be.

"Career Search Engine." CareerOverviewcom Librarian Career and Job Description Comments. Career Overview, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

 

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Librarian

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This page is about what librarians do and what their jobs are like. It says librarians’ help people find facts and books and other things that they like or need. Some librarians specialize in children’s books and other librarians specialize in other types of books. The page says most librarians have computers today and are more advanced at helping people find things than other people. You usually need a graduate degree in library science or information science to be a librarian. However, some school librarians may only need a 4-year college degree. In most States, school librarians must have a teaching certificate. Job opportunities for librarians are expected to be very good between 2008 and 2018 because many of today's librarians are expected to retire. The number of librarian jobs is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. Librarians spend a lot of time at desks or at the computer. They spend time helping people. Many librarians like this part of the job best. Librarians can work part time or full time. I think that librarians can be very helpful when it comes to finding sources and information. This article made me realize more about librarians and how helpful they can be.

 

"Librarian." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19 Mar. 2010. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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YALSA.

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I had also interviewed Genna Sarnak. Sarnak is presently a student at Pratt Institute in New York City and is in the process of becoming a librarian. Sarnak is passionate about literacy and children and feels that being a librarian can make a difference. There are numerous skills that each librarian must have, according to Sarnak, you must be organized, passionate, be open minded, and be adaptable. Sarnak’s present job is working as a library assistant at a school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Aside from being a library assistant, Sarnak is a member of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA.) YALSA is an organization that works on putting about 25 books together for teenagers to hopefully enjoy. I had asked Sarnak what she is mostly looking forward to in being a librarian. She replied, “ Being in charge of my own library, ordering books, building a collection, and working with students.  I wish the best for Genna Sarnak in becoming a librarian and based off of her personality, I feel that she would be an awesome librarian!

 

Sarnak, Genna. "Librarian In Training." Personal interview. 10 Jan. 2013.

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