I too am a Librarian!
No, I don’t have an MLIS, but does it matter? I know that this comment might inflame some people, especially MLS-holding librarians, but my response is ‘m-eh’. (No I am not trying to be a fire starter, I am just a little irked)I have been following the comments on the Liminal Librarian’s blog (which I like by the way and I subscribe to). There are two blog posts, one entitled “if it quacks
The future of librarianship
Every now and again I look at the Massachusetts Bay Library Commissioners website to see what new and exciting librarian jobs there are. I don’t have an MLIS (Master’s of Library & Information Science) degree, but that does not deter me, since there are jobs that don’t require the degree.Many library jobs do require an MLIS degree though, jobs that I would not have thought needed an MLIS
Is it time for an LIS CAGS?
In the last year or so I’ve been following library blogs to see what other libraries are doing, both public and academic, and how they are evolving as a service point to their constituents. I’ve also looked at librarian jobs in the past, but most jobs with “librarian” in their title require a Master of Library (and Information) Science degree that it accredited by the ALA (American Library
Proposals for LIS CAGS curriculum
The State of Massachusetts requires Professional or Sub-Professional certification of library directors in order to receive state aid. For the Professional certification all you need is your MLIS diploma. For a SubProfessional you need to complete the following classes (termed Basic Library Techniques), and you do not need an MLIS. Of course the caveat for the subprofessional is that you can only be