23 Librarians offers a flavour of the range of library and information work in Scotland today. 23 (plus) bloggers describe what attracted them into the library profession and give an insight into a typical day in their current jobs. They also answer comments and questions left on their posts. Read this blog if you are:
- considering a career in libraries / information work
- a student of LIS wondering which sector to look for work in
- a chartership candidate looking for wider professional knowledge
- considering a move between sectors
- just curious about other people’s jobs!
Who are the 23 Librarians?
The bloggers come from a variety of sectors and locations and are at different stages in their careers – the thing they all have in common is a desire to share their enthusiasm for their work. If you think you could be one of them, please leave a comment below or complete this Google Form. Some FAQs about contributing:
You must have enough by now. Do you still want my post? Yes! 23 is an arbitrary number picked to fit in with the 23 Things concept. Series 2 ended in March 2015, but new contributions will still be published.
I’m not a Librarian. Do you still want my post? Yes! 23 Librarians was chosen as a short and snappy title, but the strapline is Snapshots of Scotland’s library and information world. You don’t have to be a qualified librarian, or have any reference to libraries in your job title, as long as you fit into that wider description.
You’ve already published a post from someone else in my sector. Do you still want mine? Yes! That person’s story will not be your story. Everyone’s experience is unique.
- Virginia Power (England) virginia.power(at)uwe.ac.uk
- Kristine Chapman (Wales) kristine.chapman(at)museumwales.ac.uk
- Elaine Mulholland (Ireland) e.mulholland(at)stmarys-belfast.ac.uk
How does the blog work?
The blog is no longer running as a weekly series – new posts, when available, will be published on Fridays. Follow the blog via WordPress, your RSS reader or the Follow via Email option on the right-hand sidebar so that you don’t miss out. You can also look out for the hashtag #23librarians on Twitter. To help you find specific types of post they are divided into broad categories (e.g. Academic Libraries; School Libraries) and tagged with more detailed headings, including location. There is also a search box and links to individual contributors by name.
23 Librarians is created, edited and maintained by Anabel Marsh.