Someday Librarian

I’ve always loved book. Like, not just liked books, but LOVED them. I love the way books feel, smell and look. I love the words and the stories. I love knowing that, even for a few minutes, my world can move into another and I can live 1,000 lives without leaving my house.

That being said, I knew from about the moment I got my undergrad degree at IU that I wanted my career at some point in my life to involve library school. But, when I got through with college, I was D-O-N-E. The idea of going to one more class made me want to run away. I didn’t do as well as I could have in college because I was just so burnt out.

So, even though I knew I should go right to grad school, I didn’t. Instead, I worked in a publishing company for a year. And then I started working at my job at Sherwood Oaks. And here I am, 15 years since I graduated from college. I have thought of library school often, even getting my LTA from IvyTech to see if I would really love it.

I did.

So, Tim and I talked and I took the plunge. Back at the end of February, I applied to the Library Science Master’s Program at IUPUI. It’s all online and it’s a fraction of the cost of IU. I didn’t say much, because a part of me was worried that I wouldn’t get accepted.

But, I did!

I’m going to be a librarian!

I will start school this summer, while still working and living my life. Online classes are great because they work into my life. I’m not quitting my job or anything silly like that. I am still doing theatre and hanging out with friends, but I’m doing this, too.

I’m so excited!

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  1. You are going to LOOOOOVE going back to school now that you are good and ready and driven by passion. I am so glad I went back for my creative writing MFA. It took me four years to complete, working and taking one class per semester (with a couple of semesters with two), and savoring every minute of every workshop and page I wrote. Mazel tov, Emily!

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