At Elmhurst College they have a January-term class that is a month long on Great Chicago Libraries. I was fortunate enough to sit in on some of the library visits (CPL: Harold Washington Library, Brookfield Zoo, Northwestern University) the class made and I was just as impressed as many of the students were. Check out their comments on the class!
On another note, here are 33 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important. I just wanted to let you know my career and my goals are important and worthy!