While this blog is about writing-related stuff, today I’ve got a bit of a tangent. But, hey, libraries are writing-related… and I’m celebrating.
My twin sister graduated Wednesday with her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science!
She was accepted into the master’s program and started in the fall of 2020, entirely virtually. She’s been working in libraries since college when she was given a work-study job there. Halfway through school, she picked English as her major and ended up working in libraries, off and on since graduation. However, without a degree in library science, she could never be a full librarian.
My sister managed to graduate in the program’s standard two and a half years, through a pandemic, while raising a tween, and a baby. In fact, she was attending class the night my baby niece was born, timing contractions while taking notes!
Once in school, she found herself pulled toward data sciences, though, more than the books and the educational programs. I have to admit, I was amused when she told me.
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a software engineer by day and writer by night. I’ve wanted to be an author since I was old enough to know it was a job people did. I also knew most authors had day jobs, though. So, despite our separate paths, we both ended up in a similar direction.
Then again, maybe my sister’s career was inevitable: our mother was a librarian and retired after something like 30 years as a high school librarian. Books have always been with us.
Did I mention that she’s looking at accepting a job in Data Curation?
I’m so proud of her.
Library and information sciences are a lot more complicated than most people think. Do you know any good librarians?
Please, help me flood my sister with congratulations!