Librarianship After Detours: The Path of Second Career Librarians

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CONFERENCE: Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Moran, Carrie; England, Erica; Settles, Jenna
Curriculum and Instruction; Education; Information Literacy; Library and Information Science; Conferences & Public Events, Conferences & Events, Information Literacy Conference
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Librarianship is often a second career path, and librarians typically have varied academic backgrounds. A librarian’s academic and professional career prior to librarianship can impact and inform one’s library career, particularly outreach and instruction activities related to information literacy.This panel will feature three librarians who will discuss how their diverse backgrounds have impacted the way they work with students within and outside of the classroom. Two of the librarians are from public research universities, and one represents a large two year college system. Their academic backgrounds include degrees in Psychology, English, and Business, while their professional backgrounds include crisis counseling, marketing, and high school teaching.Panelists will align skills gained from their varied backgrounds with strategies for library instruction, outreach, reference interviews, and project management relating to information literacy.