What is an Accidental Librarian?
Librarians without master's degrees in library and information science are increasingly being hired as frontline librarians in libraries of all kinds and sizes, performing duties that were formerly carried out exclusively by professional degreed librarians.
“Often, communities that cannot afford to hire a librarian with a master’s degree are delighted to hire someone with a high school diploma or undergraduate degree to fill a librarian position. A church, organization, or school may be happy just to have a library and someone to run it at all. We are fortunate to have people who step up to the plate when the job of librarian needs to be filled. Without accidental librarians, there are some libraries that would not exist at all," according to author, Pamela MacKellar. More about the author
What is included in The Accidental Librarian?
- library principles, practices, and tools of the trade
- tips and examples
- simple exercises designed to test your knowledge and increase your understanding of librarianship
- the roles librarians play in their communities
- the value of libraries in the lives of the people they serve
- More about the book
- Read the press release from Information Today, Inc.