Rarer Still: Professional Development as a Special Collections Assistant
- Early career,
- Special collections,
- Professional development
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Pursuing professional development in special collections is hard for a paraprofessional, especially when many library schools offer limited instruction in special collections and inadequately prepare students for a professional position. When the "traditional" resources are underwhelming, it is important to know where to seek out knowledge, training, and professional connections. In this column, I explore my path in the field of rare books libraries, and offer advice for others who may be struggling to figure out their own path.