Ten Things I Didn't Learn in Library School, Academic Edition

Jessica Olin at Letters to a Young Librarian writes about Ten Things I Didn’t Learn in Library School, Academic Edition. These are all excellent points and this is a post that I would encourage every new librarian to read. Here are just the first five issues discussed:

  1. Undergraduate students are not you at that age.
  2. Every college/university has its own way of treating librarians.
  3. “We tried that before in 1987, and it didn’t work then, so it won’t work now.”
  4. Students don’t know how to find a book in the stacks.
  5. Collection development is done differently in every library.

And if you enjoyed that article, you may also want to check out Eric S. Riley’s Ten Things I Didn’t Learn in Library School – Public Library edition.