How do I start a Career in Librarianship?

There are many nuances of a Career in Librarianship. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Librarianship, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Librarianship. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Librarianship, I found this amazing page:

Anupama Saini's overview!

Anupama Saini invested 3 years & 1 month in Librarianship. Anupama Saini has worked in Librarianship as Senior Manager - Library in British Council. In Anupama Saini's own words, this is how Anupama Saini got into Librarianship: "I graduated in commerce from Delhi University and got placed at EY. I realised my love for books and decided to pursue bachelors & masters in Library Sciences from Delhi University. I also did a diploma in Library Automation & Networking. Soon after that, I got selected at Delhi High Court as an Assistant Librarian and after working there for 1.5 years, I moved to British Council in 2018. I am Senior Manager - Library at British Council." This link showed on the first page of search results for Anupama Saini:

Career Video on Librarianship

In a video, Anupama Saini has talked about various aspects of a Career in Librarianship. Anupama Saini started by explaining Librarianship as: "Librarianship involves collecting, organizing, preserving and disseminating information to those who need it. Librarians help their constituencies find and make use of information contained in a collection of various kinds, sizes and resources to support individual needs as well as an organization's strategic goals." The video was an engaging disposition.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Librarianship, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Librarianship. Anupama Saini touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Law
  • Management
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Library & Information Science
Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Anupama Saini then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Librarianship:
  • Willingness to serve People
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Continuous Learning
  • Event Management Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Love & Respect for Books
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Anupama Saini believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Librarianship:
  • Exposure
  • Opportunity to Learn
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Job Satisfaction
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Anupama Saini believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Librarianship:
  • Chances of Stagnation
  • Social Stereotypes
  • Need for Constant Up-gradation

In the final section of the video Anupama Saini talks about How a day goes in a Career in Librarianship. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Librarianship, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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