Libraries are much more than a place to read books and journals. Libraries also houses advanced electronic resources, including the Internet, digital library collections, remote access to a wide range of technology and instruction.
Most library positions focus on one of the following:
Bachelor's degree in any subject and Masters degree in library science from an accredited program by the American Library Association.
There are four major types of libraries:
Further details on the occupation of librarianship (including salary, job outlook, descriptions of the work) is in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
There are more than 117,000 libraries throughout the U.S. and 158,000 librarians. Types of libraries include schools, colleges, hospitals, law firms, businesses, museums, and the government.
In 2006 there were 125 academic librarians, 101 exempt staff, 249 nonexempt staff, and 115 part-time students working for the Cornell University Libraries.