Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Qualified library worker: Love of reading helps

For a discussion board in LIBT 210, my class in school library/media center operations, a classmate expressed the view that people who work in libraries should have a love of books and reading. I agreed, stating that while perhaps not quantifiable among educational or certification requirements, I think a love of reading and books can make the library worker’s life easier. The more you read, the more easily you can recommend books to others. If someone asks for a type of book, you’ll be able to recommend books by genre. You’ll have a frame of reference when readers talk about their favorite books. And you’ll have a better grasp on knowing if a book will be a “hit” in your library.

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