I am a chronic doubter. This post won’t fix everything, but it does calm me to know that especially the weight of the 2nd-year doubting exists for others. Life as someone with a MLIS is so close, and I have no idea how much it will change. I just hope I don’t still end up stuck in 483948320 jobs and commitments while barely making enough to live on. My mind is going to snap if I keep doing this.
Alyssa Vincent is entering her second (and final) year with Emporia State University’s School of Library and Infromation Management Program in Portland, Oregon. She is a library assistant at the University of Oregon-Portland Library and Learning Commons and a Data Management Intern at One Economy. She also volunteers in Bitch Magazine’s Library. You can read her blog here: ex libris, et cetera, and be sure to follow her on twitter: @vin_alyssa.
So, you’ve subscribed to your library blogs, bought your textbooks, stocked up on highlighters, and are ready for your new life as a library school student/future superstar librarian. Every child will love reading because of you! Students will have unprecedented information literacy skills thanks to your trailblazing instruction!
Yeah, but first you have to get over all of this self-doubting, second-guessing, and generalized loathing of library school and librarianship.
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