I am a thirty-something library science graduate student, slated to finish my degree in December 2012. My desire is to go into circulation, reference or reader’s advisory services work because I really enjoy helping the public. I am also considering going into academic advising, although that might require a bit more time in school. The more I think about it, the more I realize that the reason why I have pursued librarianship thus far is because I like helping people find information or make decisions based on the information provided. Most people think that those of us who pursue librarianship do so because we like to read books, and although I am an avid reader, I know better than to think that all I’ll do is sit around and get paid to read. In fact, if that’s what I wanted to do, I’d become a book reviewer. However, my real passion to help people connect with the information they seek, so if a job in reference services does not pan out, perhaps one in academic advising will. I could easily find fulfillment in either career.
I enjoy researching, reading, geeking out on science fiction and fantasy, immersing myself in all things British, learning Mandarin, and hanging out with old friends and new. I am the most patient of travelers. Airports, bus stations, and train stations are my favorite places on earth, and I hope that wherever I land post-graduation, I am close to at least one or two of those things.
You may find my personal blog at www.rebeccavogler.net and my geeky British blog, MidWest AngloMania at mwam.tumblr.com. I just recently updated my Linked In. You may also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tweet