Zikkita (zikkita) wrote in library_grrls,
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Beginning career... NEED HELP!

Hi everyone!I have been interested in getting into the library field for several years now, and I am finally ready to start. But I am a little worried about where to start exactly.. Hoping you can help.

I must work and go through schooling full time, that alone will make this difficult, so I have decided to take the schooling online, starting with a bachelors. I know that ultimately it is up to me.. But would it be wise to get a Bachelors in another field (instead of Library) in case of a future career change? Since so many people are having a hard time finding a job in their field of study.. (I just like to be prepared and explore all options), Or just stick with library science throughout, which will make the transition into the Masters easier..?

Also, I am considering schooling at Drexel or Clarion, as their programs are entirely online. Any opinions or experiences about those? I like how Drexel has the option for the MS to be specialized. Clarion did not really have any info on that and the advisor that responded to me didn't really answer that question.. :/

I have also heard that Drexel is way more expensive.. Which makes me extremely nervous, I feel like I'd never get out of dept.. But I want to do this, and will, but I just need a little assistance.. How did you guys start? Anyone hear have a BS in a different field? Anyone stick with library science all the way and end up at another job? All opinions welcome and encouraged!!!

Thank you guys so much for any help and advise you may have for me! I greatly appreciate it :)
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