Adventures of An Aspiring Librarian

Alternative Careers for LIS Grads

on February 12, 2014

This is a fantastic article from Hack Library School on alternative careers for students graduating with a Masters in Library Science:

Alternative Careers for LIS Grads

The author notes several skills that most LIS grads have upon graduation, including: “taxonomical management, metadata management, the ability to handle different kinds of customers, technical skills, project management, content management, content strategy, and rich media management”. I would also add the following skills to the list: instruction, research and information retrieval skills, indexing (which probably could go under taxonomies), teamwork and other various people skills, and marketing skills.

I will definitely be referring to this often as I begin to apply for jobs this spring.


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