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mdoneil writes "Since graduation with my MLIS I cannot find a full time well paid position. Sure I can find some part time gigs and contract positions but well paid(at least by librarian standards) full time positions are hard to come by in Florida. I have also applied in other areas of the country but I seldom hear back other than we have hired someone else.
I have the education, an MLIS and a 2nd MS (and an MBA for that matter) and pretty good undergrad education. My resume only has 3 positions from 1985-2003, and my library experience is either part time or short term since then. I thought an internship/residency/fellowship would be a good thing to build both my skills and experience. The ARL internship webpage is really biased against white men. (http://db.arl.org/residencies/FMPro) I thought white, heterosexual, Republican, men were under-represented in the library profession.
If librarians are supposed to be color blind why would it matter to any instution if I were an Indian, or Asian, or Black, or any other ethinic group. I have worked in professions that are mostly white males, and they did indeed have better remuneration, but I want to be a librarian. Why should I be penalized because I don't want to be a Chemist or business executive?"