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I am waiting to hear back on my MLIS applications. I'm supposed to hear from some programs in March and others in April. While I'm pretty sure I'll be accepted to at least one program, I am worried about paying for the degree. So, here is my question for those of you who have earned an MLS or MLIS, are currently working on one, or have been accepted to a program: How are you funding your graduate studies? Do schools typically offer scholarships or fellowships for these degrees? Is it easy to find well-paying jobs on campus? Or should I just resign myself to taking out more loans?
So my significant other is a grad student at Vanderbilt, and I'm currently an adjunct at another college in town. Sometimes, I accompany her to the Vanderbilt library to grade papers, read, and whatnot. Something I've learned about the VU Central Library is that I'm almost always within an inch or two of cracking my head when I walk the main stacks and computer labs. Obviously, there are reading rooms with big, tall ceilings, but the stacks themselves seem to have really (really) low ceilings. I'm 6'2", which is tall-ish, but not superhuge, so I think it's sort of wild that their ceilings