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So You Want to Teach

10 Mar

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-I-Teach-at-a-Community/124528/

Information Specialists looking for teaching opportunities at a community college should not be discouraged by this article. I am the perfect example of having both worlds (library and teaching careers). Before I graduated from library school, I talked with a computer technologies instructor and found out that I could teach computer/information technology courses with 18 hours of graduate credits. My last courses in library school focused on information technologies. I am also the chairperson on the Computer Applications Advisory Committee, so I was already assisting computer/business technology students in the library. Another plus, my undergraduate study was business administration.

My advice:

1. Talk with the department chair or a full time instructor in your field of interest. Let them know that you are interested in teaching.

2. Try to join an Advisory committee that focus on your field of interest

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