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Careers in Librarianship

Exploring Librarianship

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What Do Librarians Do?

There are many different types of libraries and many different positions a librarian may have. Some of the types of library are:

  • Academic Library
  • Public Library
  • School Library (K-12)
  • Special Library

Some of the jobs that librarians may have are:

  • Access Services/Circulation
  • Reference/Instruction
  • Collection Development
  • Cataloging
  • Programming
  • Reader's Advisory
  • Archiving

For more information about library jobs, types of libraries, and other factors of librarianship go to ALA's LibraryCareers website or explore this article published by the iSchool at Syracuse University: What Do Librarians Do?

Look at the Librarians Occupational Outlook Handbook for data on the job outlook for librarians.

Explore Different Careers

Careers in Public Librarianship 

Provides Information from the Public Library Association.

NY Public Library Careers 

Explores careers at the New York Public Library

What does a school librarian do?  

Information from the American Association of School Librarians.

A list of qualities common among academic librarians.

So You Want to be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession.  

Information from the Society of American Archivists.

The Future for Librarians

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