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    (Original post by TheGrandmaster)
    The librarians at my school take their jobs way too seriously.
    They can't be as bad as the one at my school. She patrols all of the tables, never sits, you can't talk - not even a whisper. Aren't allowed iPods or any other kind of music devices (with headphones on). You cannot use any of the computers without her permission, and you can't check emails either. She takes the fun out of libraries :/
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    Our librarian has not gone to university!

    She reminds me of that crazy receptionist of Monsters Inc!
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    I work in a Library part-time as a shelver (Well, a 'collections assistant') and I cringe when people call me a 'librarian', or when people say "The librarian gave me a fine!" cringe cringe cringe! It's VERY underrated.
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    (Original post by Osman1993)
    lol what the hell did she do to the books?
    She ate them.

    Lol, I think she just forgot to give them back for a few weeks. But still... She should've just eaten them.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    I work in a Library part-time as a shelver (Well, a 'collections assistant') and I cringe when people call me a 'librarian', or when people say "The librarian gave me a fine!" cringe cringe cringe! It's VERY underrated.
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Singh993)
    Don't get me started on college librarians.............Evil would be a compliment, the way
    some of them behave
    The ones i've experienced at uni have been little short of the Gestapo ...
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    No, I don't agree, and calling it a "profession" is a stretch.
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    (Original post by thisismycatch22)
    No, I don't agree, and calling it a "profession" is a stretch.
    Why?
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    (Original post by kelpic)
    Why?
    Why should it be considered a profession?
    http://otherlibrarian.wordpress.com/...s-an-oxymoron/

    "Profession" is an entirely arbitrary definition and I just don't see that the volume and rigour of specialist training or the nature of the work librarians do really justifies falling under that definition. I mean, there was the person who posted about their relative being a librarian without any qualifications at all, and that's incredibly easy to imagine. The "requirement" for specialist training for librarian jobs is pretty much entirely a result of competition; it only applies in densely populated areas. Whereas in contrast, you can't imagine someone out in the country setting themselves up as a doctor or a judge without any sort of qualification!
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    (Original post by thisismycatch22)
    Why should it be considered a profession?
    http://otherlibrarian.wordpress.com/...s-an-oxymoron/

    "Profession" is an entirely arbitrary definition and I just don't see that the volume and rigour of specialist training or the nature of the work librarians do really justifies falling under that definition. I mean, there was the person who posted about their relative being a librarian without any qualifications at all, and that's incredibly easy to imagine. The "requirement" for specialist training for librarian jobs is pretty much entirely a result of competition; it only applies in densely populated areas. Whereas in contrast, you can't imagine someone out in the country setting themselves up as a doctor or a judge without any sort of qualification!
    Good point(the link)!
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    Yes! People use libraries and communities need them like schools, ie. vital. At the end of the day, we're like teachers and they too are underrated (not to mention underpaid but that's another story).

    It's a profession. I have colleagues who did a Masters degree to become a librarian. I'm a children's librarian and even I've got a postgraduate diploma in information management, as well as a Cert 3 in Youth Services.
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    When I'm required to state my working status, I write 'City Services' (public library system) as my occupation, and 'Professional' for job type :cool:

    If I were working in a school library tho, I'd write 'Community Services/Professional' x
 
 
 
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