2 articles over at Chronicle.com take a peak at being a librarian.
Becoming a Librarian, by Todd Gilman, the librarian for literature in English at Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library. After years of fruitless hunting for a faculty job, an English Ph.D. finds his niche.
Turning Ph.D.'s into Librarians, by Mary Dillon Johnson, who has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley, is director of graduate-career services at Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. A new fellowship program opens an alternate route to careers in academic libraries.
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