So I was catching up with an old friend the other day over coffee. I asked her how work was going, and she told me her work woes: she’s under appreciated and underpaid at a dead end job she doesn’t like; she wants to quit, go back to school and find a better job, but she’s not sure what she wants to do. Does this sound like anyone you know? Maybe it sounds like you.
I started explaining the MLS program to her and all the potential routes it can take. She’s been wanting to go into graphic design and marketing so she can work in advertising. I told her the MLS program only requires a Bachelors, regardless of the field. (My Bachelors is in Theatre, come on.) She loves finding information, data mining, surveys, etc and has office experience to boot…Did I mention that all of these can be found in the MLS program? I brought up the idea of working for the public library system – health benefits, vision, dental, retirement, even tuition assistance!
“I’d like a nice quiet desk job, and I love to read!”
…AND BINGO WAS HIS NAME-O! I emailed her FSU’s MLS program website (along with a link to Brash Librarian!) and our county public library’s application website – which also happened to have an open library position! She’s already applied for the library position, and is looking into the MLS program along with getting her Bachelors!
And that’s how it’s done, children. Lowering the average age of MLS students, one recruit at a time. You stay classy kids!
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian