The Centennial Library hosted the 10th Annual Library Careers Dinner on Monday, November 23, 2015 in the Center for Biblical & Theological Studies. A record number of students attended, representing 14 different majors as diverse as English, Psychology, History, Missions, Theatre, Pharmaceutical Science, and Engineering. Students had the opportunity to discuss library careers and graduate school with university and community librarians, alumni currently enrolled in master of library science degree programs, and Career Services staff.
Following the dinner catered by Sara Campbell of Silver Spoon Event Planning, the 2015 Centennial Library interns gave an overview of the internship course. Austin Becton (English), Allison Jensen (English) and Rebekkah Reisner (Nursing) shared informative details about the course as well as their favorite activities and how the internship has impacted their lives.
Health Sciences Librarian Kristi Coe completed the program with a presentation illustrating the connections that can be made between the library profession and many other fields of study. Kristi is currently transitioning from her former role of professor in the Cedarville University School of Nursing to that of specialist in the health sciences for the Centennial Library. She is enrolled in the Kent State University master of library and information science degree program and offered students insight into the breadth of the library field and the opportunities for specialization.
If you know of any students who might be interested in learning about a career as a librarian, please contact Julie Deardorff, Director of Library Collection Services, for more information. Students from all undergraduate majors are eligible to apply to graduate school for the master of library science degree and for the Centennial Library Internship course. Shorter Career Explorations and job shadowing are also available.