have to be smart. Booklovers by both proclivity and trade, librarianship
demands intellectual rigor and continuous learning. Not only are
librarians required to have advanced degrees, but some universities
require subject area PhDs at a minimum. In addition, librarians
are expected to be reading the latest aquisitions so they know what
is a job for the smart. Librarians have to outwit their patrons,
unravel difficult reference questions, find anything, answer everything,
catalog anything and never, ever blush.
people think that all an MLIS degree involves is memorization of
the Dewey Decimal system. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Librarians are expected to take classes in behavioral and social
science, ethnography, computer science, literature and business
is an example of one class and one professor from library school:
Professor Marija Dalbello
and Reading Interests of Adults.