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Good luck and much happiness in switching your career to Librarian! May your courses be quick and interesting, and may you be placed in a library with a secret tunnel leading to catacombs full of undiscovered treasure! :D
Thanks, Ted. Maybe I'll get a chance to utter something like; "What was that sound, Indy?"
Every success in this new journey, Teeritz!
I did the same, at about the same age too. I am still looking for work in my field (city planning/GIS) but loved going back to school, even though it was the hardest thing I've ever done. Best of luck to you. Don't drink too much at those online frat parties!
As a member of my local Library Board, I must say that I am very pleased to learn of your enthusiasm for the field. We welcome everyone's contributions and I'm looking forward to growing with you in your work. Thanks for helping and for spreading the word about libraries and their usefulness. All the best!== Michael Höhne
Best of success in school and your new career path. I think it is great that you want to go into library work. I hope e-books never fully replace real books and libraries keep good archives of printed material. I wonder if libraries will ever digitize their inventory.
Congratulations on your bold move and good luck in your new career. It seems to be an interesting and busy time for libraries; over here, our libraries are getting more use than ever before.
@ Ton, thanks! It'll be interesting to see how the very act of study and going to classes has changed in this Digital Age. @ notagain, don't worry, methinks that my fellow students will be younger kids getting into the industry or middle-aged women returning to work. Either way, I can't handle energy drinks laced with vodka or copious glasses of Chardonnay. I'm a plain spirits guy from way back.@ Michael Hohne, my wife tells me that libraries will always be around in one form or another. Which is nice. @ Bill M, they've already begun digitizing the inventory at my wife's library. It's painstaking work. @ Richard P, I'm glad to hear it. Although the notion of a library being a quiet haven is beginning to disappear. I went to visit my wife at work one day and while I sat there reading through a magazine, a young girl seated at the same table was engaging in a long-winded cell-phone conversation. I told my wife afterwards that I felt libraries were the last quite refuge from a noisy, 'always switched-on' world and she told me that this was the direction that libraries were headed in. If I can get used to that idea, I should hopefully be fine.
How is it going? Are you enjoying your classes?
So far, so good, NA. I only had two classes before the semester ended. I'm back there next week and have gotten the homework out of the way. I'm a bit surprised by how little most of my classmates contribute when it comes to class discussion. I figure I have one chance to do this right, so I've been reasonably vocal.
That was EXACTLY my experience when I did it. I often carried the class participation, partly to get out of my comfort zone and partly out of sympathy for the profs. There is usually something pretty interesting to discuss. I don't understand why they just sit there.