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#1 of 4 Old 02-01-2013, 06:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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How might my work experience translate into a new field?

 

I have a decade of experience working for public and academic libraries and library vendors in collection development, reference, and circulation, and I have also worked in management for a book group. My only departure from libraries/book group was a brief period in human resources at management level. I have significant administrative experience, including ap/ar, payroll, and budgeting, and I also have some web development, social media, and marketing experience, but the majority of my experience is in technical services and public access paraprofessional library work. 

 

I know the logical step would be to get my MLIS, but I won't be going to graduate school for myriad reasons (mostly financial), and we're also not in a position to relocate. I just have a B.A. I've exhausted all library and publishing opportunities locally--they're either reducing their workforce, closing, or on a hiring freeze. Any ideas as to what field I could move into next?

 

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Academic publishers, sales or any of the positions they might have, might be a good place to start.
 

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I'm in library school right now (halfway done!) and finding that you can't even get your foot in the door as a librarian without the degree.  I am really lucky to live in a small town that overlooked that and AM working as a librarian currently, but if we ever relocate the most I'll be qualified to do, according to the education requirement, is work at the circulation desk.


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law firm librarian

document control for engineering/mining/oil & gas companies - your skillset would cross over well and at the higher levels, it can be very well paid. 

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