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John Baldino

Being a librarian is a very noble profession; however, the issue many people face is the need for advanced degrees versus the number of available librarian jobs. I would encourage you to think of this as a basic supply vs demand equation. There is a limited number of librarian positions available (which is shrinking due to digital media and library closures), thus the "supply" is very low. This makes it a very competitive job market with the "demand" for employment of interested individuals being very high. Therefore my advice would be that if this is truly a profession that speaks to you, the best way of increasing your odds of landing a librarian job is by furthering your education (continuing with my economic analogy, more education basically outbids other job candidates); however, you should weigh the cost versus potential return when making such a decision.

Answered 7 years ago

John Baldino