Library and Information Science

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Whether you're a student or a professionals ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or alter the direction of your current career in library and/or information science.

An estimated 500,00 people work in some 130,000 libraries across the country, according to the American Library Association. Librarians and information professionals also work for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consulting ...

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Overview

Whether you're a student or a professionals ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or alter the direction of your current career in library and/or information science.

An estimated 500,00 people work in some 130,000 libraries across the country, according to the American Library Association. Librarians and information professionals also work for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms, and in fields as diverse as medicine, business, law, and government. In 70 career profiles, Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science details more than 85 jobs in this field, including

Business Librarian

Government Archivist

Medical Librarian

Database Administrator

Serials and Acquisitions Librarian

Information Services Technician

Information Architect

Knowledge Engineer

Data Miner

Records Manager

Information Broker

Library Aide

Throughout the book, the reader will find a quick-reference Career Profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a Career Ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes list educational institutions, periodicals and directories, professional associations, and useful industry Web sites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816075461
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Career Opportunities Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 392
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Industry Outlook xiii

Acknowledgments xix

How to Use This Book xxi

Library Science

Librarians

Academic Librarian 4

Archivist 7

Assistant Library Director 10

Bibliographer 12

Cataloger 15

Chief Librarian 18

Children's Librarian 21

Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Librarian 24

Collections Development Director 27

Financial Officer 30

Human Resources Director 33

Library Consultant 36

Library Director 39

Media Librarian 42

Public Relations Director 45

Public Services Librarian 48

Reference Librarian 51

School Librarian 54

Serials and Acquisitions Librarian 58

Special Collection Librarian 61

Systems Librarian 64

Technical Services Librarian 67

Young Adult Librarian 70

Special Librarians

Art Librarian 74

Business Librarian 77

Document Specialists 79

Film/Video/DVD Librarian and Audiovisual Librarian 83

Government Archivist 86

Government Librarian 89

Law Librarian 92

Map Librarian 95

Medical Librarian 98

Music Librarian 101

News Librarian 104

Library Assistants

Bookmobile Driver 108

Human Resources Assistant 111

Library Aide 114

Library Clerk 116

Other Library Assistants 118

Technical Assistant 121

Library Technicians

Acquistions Technician 126

Cataloging Technician 129

Circulation Technician 132

Classifier 135

Conservation Technician 137

Information Services Technician 139

Library Technician 142

Information Science

Information Managers

Chief Information Officer 148

Chief Technology Officer 151

Database Administrator 154

Information Architect 157

Information Resources Director 161

Information Systems (IS) Manager 163

Knowledge Engineer 167

ManagementInformation Systems (MIS) Director 170

Network Administrator 173

Records Manager 176

Systems Administrator 179

Information Scientists, Technicians, and Support Staff

Computer Scientist 184

Computer Support Specialist 187

Database Analysts (including Data Communications Analyst and Database Information Analyst) 190

Data Miner 193

Information Clerk 197

Information Scientist 200

Information Technician 203

Private Industry Information Broker 206

Public Policy and Public Records Information Brokers 210

Education

Dean, School of Library and Information Science 214

Professor, Library and Information Science 216

Chair, Information Science Department 219

Appendixes

I Educational Institutions 224

II Periodicals, Directories, and Annuals 313

III Professional, Industry, and Trade Associations, Unions, Guilds, and Government Agencies 317

IV Useful Web Sites for Library and Information Science 325

Glossary 332

Bibliography 352

Index 355

About the Authors 365

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