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    (Original post by spocckka)
    My mum's a librarian. She doesn't have a degree and I don't think the job deserves any more merit than it already does…
    :confused:Do you live in a village/small town? I've heard that only happens in small localities.
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    well what do they actually do then?
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    (Original post by TheBrightShadow)
    isnt being a librarian something people say to threaten people to do better in school?
    OMG really?! LOL!
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    It's for studious people that like books, reading anf the tranquil atmosphere of the library.
    Yeah, like working at McDonalds is for people who like food. Work is work.
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    Librarians are, on the whole, power-hungry maniacs.
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Yeah, like working at McDonalds is for people who like food. Work is work.
    Hahaha

    Seriously though, do you consider it THAT low on the 'job chain'?
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    (Original post by moneyballs2)
    The librarian at my old Secondary School was an absolute genius, he knew a little about everything and was the go to guy if you needed to know something.

    But generally, the librarians in my local library are rude, uncooperative and really lacking job satisfaction.
    Same, the librarian at my secondary school was insanely smart. She probably knew more about Human Biology than the teacher I had for the subject. :p:
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    Same, the librarian at my secondary school was insanely smart. She probably knew more about Human Biology than the teacher I had for the subject. :p:
    That's because they always help people with research so they end up knowing a little bit of everything.
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    Hahaha

    Seriously though, do you consider it THAT low on the 'job chain'?
    It's probably not a bad job at all, I just have an unhealthy antipathy to most forms of employment.
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    Librarians from my experience are some of the most anal, power-crazed people ever.
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    :confused:Do you live in a village/small town? I've heard that only happens in small localities.
    It's a fairly larg town... I'm sure you'd need a degree nowadays, it's probably because she's been there a long time.
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    Interesting thread - I'd guess that 95% of the people commenting have never even met an actual librarian. Librarians don't actually often work with the public. I work in an area of four libraries (within a bigger group of libraries in the county) as a library assistant and we have three fully qualified librarians - Childrens Librarian, Local Studies Librarian and Senior Librarian. They spend most of their time in offices doing administration, management, cataloguing, buying, recruitment and other things that I probably have no idea about.

    I would say that the profession is underrated - this topic has proved it, as hardly anyone seems to know what librarians actually do! Depressing.

    And anyone who thinks that a local library is a 'tranquil environment' where staff just read books....very few libraries have 'quiet policies' anymore and I never would be allowed to read while working, not that I even have 5 minutes to do so, jeez.
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    (Original post by spocckka)
    It's a fairly larg town... I'm sure you'd need a degree nowadays, it's probably because she's been there a long time.
    Ah I see. I agree.
    The thing is that as labour gets more and more specialized, you need a degree for almost anything these days.
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    Got fined £17.50 by my school librarian for returning a few books a few days late lol, bit excessive.
    In my local library there are alot of volunteers - young and old, probably only one proper librarian who is 60+!
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    We have such a nice librarian in our sixth form. She seems quite clued up as well
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    (Original post by Osman1993)
    Got fined £17.50 by my school librarian for returning a few books a few days late lol, bit excessive.
    In my local library there are alot of volunteers - young and old, probably only one proper librarian who is 60+!
    My girlfriend got charged £75
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    Oh really? Well, you do learn a new thing everyday I suppose. Anyway, that makes the hot Irish librarian at my local library even more attractive :mmm:
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    I rate them - uni librarians anyway... try asking them stuff.
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    The one at my schools a *****! -_-
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    (Original post by hxecute)
    My girlfriend got charged £75
    lol what the hell did she do to the books?
 
 
 
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