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4.8 What are some alternative careers for librarians?




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This article is from the Libraries FAQ, by Anthony Wilson paw@iglou.com with numerous contributions by others.

4.8 What are some alternative careers for librarians?

Librarians are experts in the retrieval, analysis, and re-packaging of
information. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the skills acquired
and developed by librarians are prized by the "outside" world. At the
ALA's CyberLib page,
http://www.ala.org/editions/cyberlib.net/5bbest01.html , Barbara
Best-Nichols lists many of the career possibilities:
Abstractor
Analyst
Broker
Collection developer
Consultant
Database manager
and more...
NOTE: I'd like to include more information on alternative careers for
LIS grads. If you know of any books, articles or online sources that
maybe helpful to librarians or LIS students seeking different career
paths please let me know (paw@iglou.com ).

 

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