Saturday, April 24, 2010

Article: From Social Worker to Librarian

Here is another story from the North Jefferson News about a former social worker who changed career paths to pursue public librarianship.
Robertson was a social worker before she got her master’s degree in library science.

“You put a lot of heart and soul into a job like that, and it’s easy to burn out. I loved what I did, but I wanted a career change,” she said. Robertson said there was opportunity for social work in her library job as well.

“People come in here and they want help with resumes, and finding jobs, they can’t find their books, they need to get something for their kids... The library is a place where the community can come and all share the same resources,” she said.

Her social work background have many transferable skills: working with people and providing services and resources.

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