The job title librarian can mean a lot of
different things. Librarians may work as advocates, systems operators, managers,
collection development specialists, catalogers, instructors, community liaisons,
or sleuths, among others. A librarian might work in a public library, a school
library, a college or university, or at a site library at a business or museum,
or may not work in a library at all, instead doing research, or working for a vendor. In most cases a person with
the title of librarian has earned an
advanced degree in library and information science, commonly known as the
Master's of Library Science or MLS. The American Library Association maintains a
list of accredited programs that offer this credential.
So you want to be a librarian...
See what the Occupational Outlook Handbook has to say about it
And read the article How to Become a Librarian from the Library Journal and
How to Land a Library Job from Publisher's Weekly.
Librarians are working to Save the World:
Go Green @ Your Library
What do we need librarians for anyway, when we have Google? Librarians help people sort through the vast information network. I worked with librarians from six other institutions to create this rubric on Information Literacy
Copyright Help from the American Library Association
How can you find things in a library anyway?
Library of Congress Classification Outline
Crap Detection 101
from the San Francisco Chronicle
National Forum on Information Literacy
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Page updated on August 8, 2013