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    Alabama School Librarian

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    Every professional has the option to belong to various organizations which directly relate to their career choice. The school librarian is no different from any other profession in the respect that there are various organizations all of which appeal to different aspects of their profession. Three such organizations for the librarian are the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and the Alabama School Library Association. The benefits of becoming a member in one, or all, of these associations can far outweigh the costs of maintaining an active membership. Many people wonder why there are so many professional organizations, and claim they are not worth the expense, however, Membership in of at…

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    the twenty-first century that the role of the librarian in the public school sector has probably experienced the greatest alteration and modification in regard to its identity. The role of the school librarian had to evolve at a rapid rate to keep up with the times or risk extinction. It started slowly in the nineteen eighties and nineties with the eradication of card catalogs and the implementation of the the computer database as a means of finding items within the library. It has been…

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    Endangered Librarian

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    Professional Philosophy of Education The position in education I would like to have would be an elementary school librarian in the public school system. Working in the public school system will allow me to work with a more rounded group of students. After some investigation about the position of a librarian in a public school, most people believe it is a job to which is becoming extinct. According to Karen Bromley (2011) in Learning About the Endangered Librarian, librarian positions are…

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    Medical Librarian

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    A medical librarian is one of the most diverse nontraditional career paths available in health care today. Considering they work wherever biomedical or health information is needed, medical librarians have a much larger variety of working environments and tasks to choose from in contrast to many health care professions. As a result, you must obtain a master’s degree in library sciences (MLS) or information sciences in order to pursue this occupation. The American Library Association has…

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    Medical Librarian

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    A medical librarian is one of the most diverse nontraditional career paths available in health care today. Considering they work wherever biomedical or health information is needed, medical librarians have a much larger variety of working environments and tasks to choose from in contrast to many health care professions. As a result, you must obtain a master’s degree in library sciences (MLS) or information sciences in order to pursue this occupation. The American Library Association has…

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    Judith Tipton Library

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    student or county resident can receive all the help he or she needs. Billington Library has six librarians: Barry Bailey, Judy Guzzy, John Russell, Mark Swails, Jessica Tipton, Judith Vaughn. Mark Swails is the copyright librarian. He handles everything copyright such as educating students, staff, and faculty on copyright matters and maintaining a college copyright webpage. Judith, also known as Judi, Vaughn is a Professor Librarian with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science . Her…

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    I broke the ice easily and we become comfortable with each other quickly. She provided a great deal of information about the workings of today’s library and its librarians. I asked response-provoking questions that allowed Sally Joe to open up about her duties and work as a librarian. She gave me a personal tour of the facility which contained a number of areas. I was impressed with her knowledge of the library’s layout and its systems. When I asked about power failures and she quickly showed…

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    assistance from the librarians, students have all the tools necessary to complete tasks successfully. That is, if students visit the library constantly and look for the assistance it can provide.…

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    I asked for both digital and print resources. It was easier for me to pretend not to know much about searching. Bruce didn’t recommend anything except www.bls.org which I already use and have a few issues with. There was enough dead time that I sometimes feared I had lost connection. Over 45 minutes we probably only had five minutes of active conversation. I felt a little put off by this experience. I would have expected Bruce to check in with me every 60-90 seconds just let me know he has not…

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    Mary Cutler Fairchild was a graduate of a seminary school in 1875 but it wasn’t until 9 years later that she met Melvil Dewey. She was a self taught cataloger and had the assistance of Dewey to acquire a library related position. Once Dewey opened his library school, he called upon Fairchild to to be the cataloging instructor. However, she was also named to be the head cataloger for Columbia College but chose to leave when the School of Library Economy relocated to Albany. Even though Mary…

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