When I told my advisor in the library science program that I wanted to go into old/rare book & manuscript library work, he simply said, "Well, we don't have anything like that."
So I contacted the head of special collections at this uni and asked him if I could meet with him and get some information and advice. He said sure.
That meeting was this morning. It was a little discouraging. After I explained that I wanted to go into the above with a leaning toward classical studies, he said that the demand for that sort of thing was extremely limited. He said most special collection libraries amass modern stuff (and I assume he was using the term "modern" in the broad sense, i.e., after the beginning of the Renaissance). Special collections here has an endowment to collect Greek post-classical manuscripts and they don't even use it because interest is so limited. The papyri colllection isn't even maintained by library staff; it's tended by faculty from the classics department.
He said that a member of special collection staff with a knowledge of classical langauges would be a benefit but a job that specialised in it would be rare as hen's teeth, basically.
I guess a part of me knew it was a long shot. I can adapt. I've done it before.
Another thing he said that I didn't really like hearing is that he said it would behoove me to take archive classes in the public history department at State. That place thinks I owe them $143 from around 1988. I don't - I remember paying it but can't find proof. I know if I try to take classes there again they'll raise a stink about it.