Katelyn Angell Questions the Need for Second Masters

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.
Copyright � 2009.  American Libraries.  All rights reserved.

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.

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