Day Nineteen of the CMLE Summer Fun Library Tour!

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Lego Librarian rare books at the MacOdrum Library, Carleton University

What do you do?

Are you tired of explaining that library workers do more than “just” checking out books all day? I am!! It’s important too, but we do lots of neat things!

Check out this list of real job titles people are using across the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession – it’s pretty amazing!! When I teach the Foundations class to LIS Master’s degree students, I always have them look at this list to help them think about the range of potential jobs they might look for as they work on their degrees.

Does it give you any ideas about trying for a fun new job, or changing around your job responsibilities?? At CMLE HQ, we are here to help with job hunting, policy/procedure redesign, and other strategies for making your job highly satisfactory for you!

Here are a few samples of jobs that might be not only cool, but just right for you!

  • Audiovisual/Special Materials Cataloger
  • Bioterrrorism Librarian
  • Copyright/Reference Librarian
  • Document Analyst
  • Extended Campus Librarian
  • Federal Depository Librarian
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian
  • Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian
  • Information Resource Officer
  • Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
  • Photoarchivist
  • Strategic Information Manager
  • University Archivist
  • Wired For Youth Librarian
  • Zoo Librarian