The Bulleted Library Technician

May 12, 2008

Hello world!

I am starting a new blog just for my career exploration journey. I recently completed 9 credits of core courses toward my MLS (Masters degree in Library and Information Science) from UNT (University of North Texas.)

Soon I will need to focus on a specific “major” or track to study for the remainder of the program (27 credits.)  My two preferred paths are:

  • Health Informatics — leading to a position as a science / technical / medical (STM) reference librarian in a university, medical school, large public library, or biotech firm
  • Youth Librarianship — leading to a position as a children’s librarian in a public library


  1. Hi there!
    I’m just wondering which path you ended up following. I’m applying to UNT and I think I’m interested in the health informatics concentration, but I’m not sure. I’d love to hear about your experience. Email me if you get the chance.

    Comment by Jess — February 11, 2009 @ 2:37 am

  2. Over the summer I took a “STEM” class (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.) Officially it is SLIS 5630 “Information and Access Services in Science & Technology.” It is designed to teach librarians who may not have any science background, just where they can go to answer science reference questions. It was a really great class, I learned a lot. Now I am in my first official Health Informatics class, SLIS 5637 “Medical Informatics.” So far I’m really liking it, I’m learning a lot (and we have a great T.A.) Considering my background in science, I really think this is the right direction for me. As much fun as it would be to work with kids, I think I can “make a difference” more as a science / consumer health / medical librarian.

    Comment by Michelle Hawkins-Thiel — February 11, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

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