Do you want to be a librarian?
Librarianship is the profession that trains people who will be in charge of managing public, private, school and university libraries with the necessary knowledge to provide the information that each associate requires.
Juan is a Librarian at the Central Library of a National University, where he has worked for years.
─What does the Librarian career consist of?
─It is a very comprehensive training, in which we see the Library of different branches, we are instructed in general culture, languages, psychology of the reader and new technologies that affect our profession. The common people tend to believe that we read absolutely all the books that are in the library, but this is not the case. We have a general idea of each material that we offer and, of which we can, we make reviews to facilitate the searches of the readers.
─What is the positive and what is the negative of your daily work?
─The positive is that we are always in contact with culture and, in the case of the University in particular, with young people eager for knowledge. There is no routine, in free time we take the opportunity to read, we are training all the time, learning new things that add to our work tools.
─Why did you choose to study Library Science?
─Because it seemed to me an original alternative at the time, in addition to the fact that in this region it was dictated for the only time with a single batch of graduates precisely so as not to overpopulate it with a profession that requires their respective occupational field; it would be useless to have a thousand librarians if there is no space for them.
─Why do you think someone should study Library Science?
─Because he is passionate about these types of spaces, because he believes that he can find his place no matter where he is, because he is interested in being a cultured person, because he has good dealings with people, because he feels comfortable recommending readings and bibliographies, because he has knowledge of different disciplines that you want to deepen, among others.
─Where can Librarians work?
─Most easily find jobs in primary and secondary schools, where at least one Librarian is needed per shift. Also in Universities and tertiary institutions, in private educational establishments. And, of course, in Popular and Neighborhood Libraries, although there are not many possibilities of entering them since there are not so many. Projects for the creation of Cooperative Libraries can also be presented. In addition, the training we receive enables us to carry out documented research in whatever field we want, since we have all the tools to do so.
Why study Library Science?
- Because you believe it is essential that Libraries are attended by personnel who understand what is inside them.
- Because you like to guide people to find the material they are looking for.
- Because you are interested in training in different disciplines to increase your general culture.
- Because you feel comfortable in customer service.
Where to study Librarianship in Argentina?
National University of La Plata
National University of the Litoral
National University of Misiones
Pinos de Anchorena: Higher Institute of Education
National University of Mar del Plata
Argentine Catholic University
National University of San Marcos
National University of Cordoba
Autonomous University of Entre Ríos
Instituto Superior de FD y T. Dr. Pedro Goyena
Where to study Librarianship in Uruguay?
University School of Librarianship and Related Sciences
Where to study Librarianship in Spain?
Complutense University of Madrid
University of Barcelona
Open University of Catalonia
University of Granada
University of La Coruña
University of Salamanca
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Escola Superior d’Arxivistica
University of Vic
University Carlos III of Madrid
University of Extremadura
University of Alcalá de Henares
University of Murcia
University of Leon
University of Valencia