Christina Steffy, a student in Rutgers University's Master of Library and Information Science program, recently visited the library of Rodale Inc., a publisher of magazines, books and other content related to health, fitness and wellness. Rodale is located in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, about 69 miles from New Brunswick, New Jersey, and 64 miles from Philadelphia.
Christina has shared what she learned from her visit to Rodale's library:
As part of my career exploration while completing my MLIS at Rutgers, I’m conducting information interviews at a variety of libraries. For years my passion was academic libraries, but I recently discovered an equal, if not stronger, passion for special libraries and the publishing industry. I’m fortunate enough to live 40 minutes away from a rare special library gem that allowed me to combine these interests into one visit – Rodale Inc., which is part organic farm, part publishing company, and also has one library that serves its Emmaus, Pa., Manhattan, Chicago, and Los Angeles offices.
Being the less than shy soul that I am, I sent an email to Rodale one night explaining that I’m an MLIS student at Rutgers and I’m interested in corporate librarianship ...
Read the rest of the story at Christina's blog, Mission: MLIS.