I like chatting with people who are considering librarianship as a career. At parties sometimes people tell me they want to become a librarian because they love books. I think this is a really bad reason to want to suffer through library school and fight for a job in competitive market.
Become a librarian because normalized data thrills you, you love customer service, or you’re passionate about information literacy, metadata schemas, information architecture, or streamlining workflows.
Ned Potter has put together a smart presentation that I’ll be directing keen wannabe librarians to.