An interesting opinion article is in this month’s American Libraries.
Typically, employers expect potential hires to hold both an MLIS and an additional subject-specific master’s or PhD. Upon learning this daunting fact, two pressing questions immediately formed in my mind: How can people on a librarian’s salary afford to earn multiple graduate degrees, and why disregard strong undergraduate credentials or field experience?
American Libraries(CB). American Libraries (Volume 40, Issue 5, May 2009).
Chicago, IL, USA: American Libraries, 2009. p 39.
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While I’m sympathetic of Angell’s concerns (I have a similar experience), I also understand the need for having a very strong foundation when working in art libraries.