The Royal Job Watch
posted July 22, 2013 4:06 PM by Sarah Barton
A few weeks ago, my friend sent me this link and suggested that I apply. Royal Librarian - the job title gives me goose bumps. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, meet Sarah Barton, librarian of Cambridge. This is definitely my best shot at becoming royalty, yet I would have absolutely no shot. By the Queen's standards, I am hardly an "exceptional scholar and bibliophile," and my only knowledge of British history is that Kate and William were married on April 29, 2011. Plus, my strong affinity for Kate would probably not look great on my résumé. "Other interests: Kate Middleton." Awkward...
Ok, so this job might be a bit out of my league. If nothing else, however, it goes to show that some library jobs are just plain awesome. A library degree plus a strong knowledge of and interest in a specific topic or discipline seems like a one-way ticket to a killer career. Unfortunately, there can only be one Royal Librarian, and I assume that most other "just plain awesome" library jobs are equally as hard to come by. They do exist, though (as proven by this royal job opening); it's just a matter of finding them.
I suppose that if I truly aspire to become a librarian of Cambridge, my best bet is to start submitting applications in Cambridge, MA. That might not be quite as prestigious, but let's be real: moving to London would be a royal pain.