Question: Why do people choose to become librarians?
- Because they need a job.
- Because they don't really know what the job is about. They think so long they work in a library, they are automatically a "librarian".
- Because they think all that is needed is a love of reading.
- Because even though they didn't know what the job required, they did it anyway. And survived.
- Because they grew to love the job, and the job grew with them.
Ok, that's just my sneaky way of answering why (or rather, how) I became a librarian. Just replace the word "they"/ "them" with "I"/ "me" in the above. If you're interested in a longer response, here's a previous post back in 2004 that tells more.
People decide to take up librarianship as a career for various reasons. It's all very personal -- as with all jobs. You might want to Google for "why i became a librarian" or "how i became a librarian" (in those quotation marks). You'll find lots more posts by librarians.
In fact, the real question might not be why they became librarians but why they remained as librarians (like this person thought he/ she could have done better other than being a librarian).
So, that's yet another question for the next post.
(Next: Part 6 -- Final?)