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Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Interested in a library career? Just curious about the field? The Centennial Library Career Exploration offers a great opportunity to preview the field with a personalized experience and low time commitment.

  • interact with librarians and ask questions
  • possible job shadowing, hands-on experience, and/or discussion
  • flexible scheduling (5-20 hours in Spring)
  • customizable to specific interests
  • can involve any type of library
  • no course credit or pay
  • no prerequisites


“The Career Exploration Program is like a ‘risk-free trial’ of librarianship!  By participating in the program, I learned about several different aspects of library work and how they all fit together.  Having that experience has proven to be an excellent foundation for grad school and my current career pursuits.”
  - Michayla (Lehman) Nester (‘14), MLIS - Denison University Libraries Serials Coordinator
"Taking the library career exploration gave me the opportunity to examine the field of library science without having to commit to an academic program. I had many opportunities to talk with the librarians one on one and shadow them to learn more about their jobs, which challenged my expectations of librarianship and ultimately helped me decide to pursue an MLIS degree. I so appreciate the individual attention and guidance I got in the career exploration from dedicated librarians who care about helping students figure out if library science is for them."
  - Rachel Dark (‘14) - MLIS Student

For more information, please contact:

Julie Deardorff, MLIS
Associate Professor of Library Science, Director of Collection Services