Jill Hurst-Wahl's post is from the viewpoint of a faculty member. In addition to being up beat, she has a few key words of advice which I am excerpting here:
- Your coursework won't teach you everything you need to know.
- Every information professional you meet during your graduate program is a person who can connect you to a job.
- Your reputation, CV/resume and portfolio matter.
She then followed up (in a different forum) with some comments and links to the other posts on which I will comment below.
Bobbi Newman gathered together a number of posts which address the topic under the title "Is She Crazy to Want to Work in Libraries?"
Her post was succeeded on Will Manley's blog with two posts:
“Any Advice for an Aspiring Librarian?”I suggest that you read both, and the comments...
“Do Grade Point Averages Make a Difference in the Hiring Process?”
Finally, Roy Tenant added to Jill's post by noting several points that I am highlighting by pasting below:
- No matter how close to graduation you are, your education has only just begun.
- Although it might sound like work, constant learning is fun.
- Find someone in the profession you admire, and offer to take them to lunch or drinks or dinner at a conference you are both attending.