I then started looking through the other entries to compare people's paths to librarianship. I was struck by how many people, like myself, had come to the profession after originally training or studying in a different area. So many people had first degrees in subjects such as English, Art or Humanities, and only considered becoming a librarian after graduation.
|The Wikiman's visual description of his career options|
Both my library jobs so far have been part-time, because when I was doing my first Masters (in ceramics) I got a part-time job as a pottery technician in a local community learning centre. I love that job, but the hours and pay are limited. When I graduated rather than give it up to do a full-time job, I searched for ones that could work around it, which is how I first ended up in a library. When I realised that libraries were where I wanted to stay, I was heartened to discover that part-time roles were a common feature.