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WR101 Adam Wickert

Unsure of your profession?

What about the profession are you interested in?

When considering your WR101 Report on a Job or Career Field assignment ask yourself:

Is there a specific issue you have identified that affects your chosen job field in a unique way? Some ideas include:

  • health and safety issues
  • process for entering the field (could include degrees, testing, certifications, apprenticeships)
  • sub-fields that are related to a specific degree / major / field of study
  • role of technology
  • ethical considerations of the field (e.g. privacy, fairness and equity, access, labor and wages, etc.)

Choosing a professional issue to explore

The specific issue you focus your job research on needs to be interesting to you.  You get to learn and write a report about it. A good issue:

  • is interesting to you;
  • is narrow enough - too broad a topic and you won't be able to cover it in your report;
  • is broad enough - too narrow a topic and you won't be able to find enough information about it; and
  • fits the parameters of your assignment.

Example of a topic that is too broad: Librarianship

Example of a topic that is too narrow: How language used in collection development policies at rural public libraries affects censorship of LGBTQ-related books.

Example of a topic that is just right: How librarians respond to book challenges from the local community.

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