Why I Am A University Library

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Until recently, I had no idea that there was a such thing as a Young Adult Librarian. I had assumed that teaching would be the only job that would allow me to talk about books and share my love of books with young adults; but then, one day I happened to stumble upon a blog ran by someone who was sharing her experience as a Young Adult Librarian and I knew instantly that I had found what I wanted to do with my life. At this point, I started looking around for ways to be involved with my university library, just so I could have a taste of what it was like to work in a library setting. Since it is a university library, I knew that my opportunity to deal with anything young adult would be pretty much non-existent, so I decided to just use the opportunity to learn whatever I possibly could about librarianship. I spent the semester working with Collection Management and the Interlibrary Loan office and I learned a little about the inner workings of those two areas, and a little about what it meant to be a librarian. I still have my heart set on being a Young Adult Librarian in the end, and I know without a doubt that a career as a librarian is right for me.
It is important to realize that being a young adult can be difficult, there are so many new experiences and responsibilities that come with those years and it can be overwhelming for many. I want to become a Young Adult Librarian so I can not only be in a position to, but also know how to best help young adults navigate
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