141: Pursuing a Master of Library Science and Bilingual School Librarianship with Jeffrey Merino
This week our special guest is Jeffrey Merino who discusses the process of pursuing a master of library science and a career as a bilingual school librarian. Jeffrey has experience as a bilingual school librarian for a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school. He has also taught in the classroom as a dual language educator.
In this episode we discuss:
– How an undergrad job as a research data collector led to him working in elementary schools and switching his major to elementary education
– The need for more bilingual school librarians, male librarians, and queer librarians
– The benefits and challenges of being a school librarian and the many skills that librarians learn related to research, technology, and leadership
-And advice on how to find library science programs and the wide range of careers you can pursue with that degree
You can connect with Jeffrey on Twitter (@jmerinoedu) and Instagram (@makingthesebookstacks).
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