@ciara o'shea Thank you so much for writing this piece. I'm in the middle of applying for MLS programs (UW, CUA, UMD) and I regret to say that, with only 11 days until the first deadline, I haven't done nearly enough socializing with current grad students or professionals in the field. I know what you mean when you say that you chose to be a librarian because you could still teach and encourage learning (yes!) - I feel the same way. I'll definitely keep this article in mind as I complete my final edits and press those scary "submit" buttons.