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Books & Bytes: Librarians as Information Managers: Home

This guide is for those interested in librarianship as a career.

Do You Like?

Do you like Facebook, Podcasts, Wikis, iTunes, YouTube, and Blogs?

Do you enjoy browsing the web?

Do you like to visit libraries or bookstores?

Do you enjoy sharing information with people?

Do you like to do research?


Then you might enjoy being a Librarian.

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Nature of the Work

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:

  • user services (connecting people to the information they need)
  • technical services (ordering, cataloging, and preparing materials)
  • computer services (maintain library databases, software programming, web page design)
  • administrative services (manage the library and services, negotiate contracts with vendors, supervise library employees, prepare budgets)

Education required:

Bachelor's degree in any subject and Masters degree in library science from an accredited program by the American Library Association.

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Jill Powell
103A Carpenter Hall
Engineering Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853