I’m posting this on behalf of my partner, who has great respect for Doper wisdom, but is feeling too shy to post this herself!
She is interested in pursuing a Master in Library Science degree with the aspirations of becoming the Director of a medium sized public library. Does anyone have any advice on schools that are particularly good for library administration, are resonably affordable and/or offer some kind of fast track to an MLS degree? In addition, what volunteering experience or other skills might be helpful to help her get into a good school and, subsequently, a career in this field?
She currently has 8 years of project management, training design and delivery, and relationship management experience – gained both at a small library automation company and, more recently, with a big fortune 100 financial services organization.
Bottom line (and these are my words): she is great with people and organizing projects, and has been very successful in her career so far. But she is feeling frustrated working in the corporate world, and would love to do something that would serve the community in some fashion. Given the big loss of income that would result from going back to school, however, we want to be smart about picking the right program.
Thanks in advance for any ideas!!