Opportunities in Library and Information Science

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-10
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Get informed and enjoy a successful, gratifying career!Get started in a position that has a future and is financially rewarding.Opportunities in Library and Information Science Careersprovides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the fields of library and information science.This career-boosting book will help you: Determine the specialty that's right for you, from library science to computing to research Acquire in-depth knowledge of library and information science Find out what kind of salary you can expect Understand the daily routine of your chosen field Focus your job search using industry resourcesENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS AN: archivist * bookmobile driver * information broker * librarian* teacher

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Evolution of Librariesp. 1
Information professionals and what they do
Historical note
Development of information science
Libraries today
Number of libraries in the United States
Information Professionals on the Jobp. 15
Responsibilities of information professionals
Specialization of work by type of institution
Specialization by professional function
Specialization by type of material
Production of media
Information science
Opportunities for information professionals in other settings
Work of support staff
Information society
Education for the Information Professionsp. 63
High school
Choosing a college
Selecting a library and information science program
Library and information center technical assistant programs
College courses in library and information science
Master's degree for the information professions
Education beyond the master's degree
Placement of Information Professionalsp. 91
Initial placement
Midcareer placement
Agencies engaged in placement activities
Job hunting in general
Salaries, status, tenure, retirement, and related benefits
Future of the Information Professionsp. 141
Intellectual freedom
Social responsibility and information equity
Opportunities in the future
Library and Information Science Professional Organizationsp. 151
Educational Programs in Librarianship and Information Sciencep. 163
Suggested Readingp. 185
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