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9 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome

In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.

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2. The Library & Information Science field is evolving.

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Forget working only in dusty book stacks. There are modern technology and data-based jobs for Library degree-holders such as Digital Manuscripts Project Manager, Information Research Specialist, Web Project Manager, GIS Map Specialist, Creative Project Manager, etc.

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Nothing exemplifies a good time like a dance party at the library!

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9. But most importantly, librarians make a difference.

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According to NPR, "Most inmates will never win early release, so the library becomes a place to improve reading skills, write a letter home, watch an instructional video on auto mechanics or just escape, mentally." Hear this NPR interview with Prison Librarian Glennor Shirley here.