Career: Librarian

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Career: Librarian

Librarian

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What is a librarian?A librarian's duties include the traditional collection and management of print materials but are being rapidly extended to electronic materials as well. This means that a person looking to enter the field of librarianship will need to have skills in technology, interpersonal communication, and organization.A librarian should like to read (fiction, nonfiction or both!), like to problem solve, and like to develop programs/resources for patrons.In 2008, there were about 159,900 librarians in the United States, and job openings are expected to increase by 8% in 2018. The earnings of a librarian depends on what type of industry she is in; however, the average is $52,530 per year."Librarians." Ocupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010. Web. 15 Nov 2010. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/pdf/ocos068.pdf>.

Almost all library jobs (84%) require an advanced degree (an MLS, a Ph.D., an M.D., or a J.D.). This means that a person wanting to become a librarian would need to get a Bachelor's degree, and then go on to a graduate school and get another 2-4 year degree.I earned my Bachelor's degree in education from Texas A&M University and my Master's degree in library science from the University of North Texas."Librarians." O*NET Online. Department of Labor, 2010. Web. 15 Nov 2010. <http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/25-4021.00>.

Sources:"Librarians." O*NET Online. Department of Labor, 2010. Web. 15 Nov 2010. <http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/25-4021.00>."Librarians." Ocupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010. Web. 15 Nov 2010. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/pdf/ocos068.pdf>.


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