About

Thanks for visiting my blog! I started this blog to highlight my journey to becoming a librarian. Once I received my first librarian position, my focus changed to blogging about current experiences. And now I’ve dipped my toes into the archival world. 

I received my MLS degree from the University of Maryland with a specialization in Information and Diverse Populations. Before venturing into libraryland, I worked for several years as a middle school teacher.

My dream job would be to work at at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On a more personal note, I enjoy cupcakes, social networking, natural hair, music, reading, writing, and one day I’d love to get some more of my writing published. 

 All thoughts posted here are my own and not a reflection of my employers.

36 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow… I’ve never met someone who acrually wants to become a librarian. Or maybe it’s just where I come from. I’m really impressed by your passion and zeal for the job. I hope you’ll love what you get to do!

  2. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am an esl teacher and a library clerk. I admit, public libraries don’t really do it for me, but I worked several jobs at the university library while I was in school, and I loved it. I guess it helps to be specialized.

    I’ve enjoyed your blog this far and I look forward to more in the future.

  3. You seem very motivated, I’m glad you are choosing to enter our field! Library school is great fun and actually working as one is even more fun. Best of luck to you, and I’ll be following your blog.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post. Wow, you and I have a lot in common! I have a special affinity to libraries (I used to work in one when I was 15) and bookstores (I’ve always wanted to own a bookstore/coffeehouse. Now, I just want to be buried in Barnes & Noble), and in my other life, I taught 5-8 grade. Best to you in all your endeavors.

    Nett

    • It was pretty amazing to meet Zadie Smith and I’m glad I got up the nerve to ask her a question. I’m in my first year at UMD, perhaps I’ll see you around campus. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post on Jacqueline Woodson. I have happily started following your blog, as I work in a library myself and am often encouraged to get an MLIS degree, so it will be interesting to learn about your journey!

      • Mostly money. I have some pretty substantial loans from undergrad, and from what little I know about MLIS programs they usually don’t offer many scholarships. And then there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to find a job once you do get an MLIS.

  6. Love your job. It sounds interesting! My dream job is to work for a publishing company and a bookstore. Working in a library doesn’t interest me so much since I’m living in France and you have to be a French national to work in one. Oh well!

  7. Dear Librarian Dreams, I nominated you for a Liebster Award!
    It’s an award given by bloggers to bloggers. I think your blog is fantastic!
    If you accept the nomination, the details are below:

    Here is the post where you are listed as a nominee:
    http://bluestbibliophile.com/2014/08/21/liebster-award-nomination/

    If you accept it, this is what you have to do.
    http://wordingwell.com/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/

    And this is how you can display the award on your sidebar
    http://dawnyhosking.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/adding-a-widget-to-wordpress-sidebar/comment-page-1/#comment-2679

    Best,

    Cassandra

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