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Information and Library Science

What is Information and Library Science? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU College of Liberal Arts

What is Information and Library Science?

According to Wikipedia, Information and Library Science, "is an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information."

Information and Library Science - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Academic Librarian Hypermedia Specialist Professional Librarian
Acquisition Specialist Indexing/Abstracting Specialist Programmer
Administrator Information & Referral Services Specialist Prospect Researcher
Antiquarian Book Specialist Information Architect Publisher
Archives Manager Information broker Records Manager
Archivist Information Literacy Specialist Reference Specialist
Audiovisual Materials Specialist Information Officer Reprographic Artist
Author Instructional Technologist Researcher/Assistant
Bibliographic Support Specialist Knowledge Manager School Librarian
Cartographic Information Specialist Learning Resource Center Librarian Senior Program Manager
Cataloger Librarian Special Collections Librarian
Cataloging Specialist Library Assistant/Technician Special Librarian
Children's Librarian Local Area Network Manager Strategic Information Specialist
Circulation Desk Supervisor Manager Subject Specialist Librarian
Collection Developer Manuscript Specialist System Automation Specialist
Competitive Intelligence Analyst Media Specialist Systems Analyst
Competitor Intelligence Specialist Metadata Specialist Taxonomy Lead
Computer Support Technician Music Librarian Teacher/Professor
Database Manager Network Administrator Technology Consultant
Digital File Specialist Nonprofit Project Coordinator University Library Director
Digital Preservationist Online Retrieval Specialist Urban Branch Manager
Document Designer Page Visual Resource Technician
Electronic Services Specialist Paper Preservationist Web Designer
E-mail Manager Privacy Regulator Writer/Author

Related Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Intelligent
Content Creation & Managment Skills Organization Skills
Curiosity Research & Computer Skills
Eye for Detail Thrive in a Technologically Changing Environment
Helping Others Understand Trends in Media, Technology, Internet, Publishing, etc.
Independent Work Well With People

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

EDUCAUSE -is a nonprofit association whose focus is advancing higher education by promoting the use of information technology.

 I Need A Library Job - INALJ provides job listings by state, as well as articles and success stories.

AVISO Online - lists professional positions in museums nationwide.

Americas Career Infonet: Professional and Trade Associations and Labor Unions

American Library Association - Hob Jobs Online

Library Job Postings - Western States


Museum Resources

Oklahoma Department of Libraries Job Line

Portland Children’s Museum


Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

American Library Association - the ALA not only provides information about the field but education and career information as well. This page even provides a list of accredited schools.

The Library & Information Science Professional's Career Development Center - the focus of this site is career strategies for librarians.

Start Your Journey

Professional Association Links

American Library Association - the ALA not only provides information about the field but education and career information as well. This page even provides a list of accredited schools.

Special Librarian Association - directed towards special librarians, this site provides job opportunities, and posting capabilities for employers, career coaching and a salary survey.

National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators - this site provides a lot of resources for members with the focus on career development and support.

Society of American Archivists - this active society is focused on bringing archivists together from all over the nation, with events, a career center, and publications.

Connecting to the Library Community

Miscellaneous Links

Library Journal

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