I discovered that my college just recently began a Library and Archives Fellows Program after receiving a generous donation from an alumna who now works for the World Bank. Applications were due last week and because librarians are awesome, their turn around time was lightning fast. I had a short interview yesterday and found out I was selected as one of the participants today!
In a lot of ways, I think this will be similar to my experience at Heights. I’ll be shadowing and gaining hands-on experience in a variety of areas as I did at Heights. Having two similarly structured experiences in different types of libraries will allow me to really compare the two and decide what I want to focus on in grad school. Plus, there’s a career counseling component to the Fellow Program and the librarians I talked to yesterday seemed extremely willing to offer advice on grad school. Oh, and did I mention I get paid $1,500 (less taxes)? That’ll probably go toward grad school tuition or rent (…or yarn to keep me sane…).
I’m really excited for this experience. I didn’t want to be too cocky when I applied, but I had a good feeling about it. The stars appear to be aligning, directing me toward librarianship.
I’ll post updates as I get more information. But expect (hopefully) regular posts to return in January!