Thanks, any specific information from a real librarian would be greatly appreciated.
Kicky - your 'enthusiasm' is touching, but the days of wandering around looking kindly with an armful of books to shelve is long gone. I have said on this very forum that it is not a career for the faint-hearted - librarians are like the Mafia, they kill their own. And file them under; Murder - Workmates - Justified.
For myself I have gone over to the Dark Side - records management is a better fit for me. There's a bit of real autonomy in the role and it does command some real respect from work colleagues. Still, as career paths go - librarianship is not a bad choice. If you can combine another field with it you have employability (like specialising in law or business). The down side is that there is a lot of grunt work that has to be done behind the scenes - dull, dull, dull - and that some of your co-workers can be real shits. Or mad.