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Library & Information Science *: Library Careers

A resource for the USC Libraries as well as our new Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program.

Library and Information Science (LIS) Job Websites

Take a look at these websites for library and information management positions:

General Job Websites

New Books on Library Careers - both print and ebooks

Find More Books - Custom USC Libraries Search

To generate a current list of books and ebooks with the subject heading of "Library Science - Vocational Guidance," please click this link.

Librarians: Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides the following uptodate information on librarians. To read a summary; what they do; work environment; how to become one; pay; job outlook; similiar occupations; and for more information please visit:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Librarians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/librarians.htm (visited June 14, 2014).

Library and Information Science Listservs

Listservs are a great way to virtually network with other LIS professionals in a variety of specialties. This handy list of some of the best LIS listservs is curated by the Library of Congress.

Keywords for Job Searching

This helpful list of keywords for job searching is from inalj.com:

This is a list of terms that I Need A Library Job volunteers use and suggest for searching for jobs in and related to library work.

  • Librarian
  • Library
  • Information Professional
  • Taxonomist
  • Taxonomy
  • Database
  • Database Designer
  • KM
  • Knowledge Management
  • User Interface Designer
  • Community Manager
  • Knowledge Architect
  • Data Management Analyst
  • Information Architect
  • Social Media
  • Social Marketer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Open Source
  • Trainer
  • Teacher
  • Technology Trainer
  • Technology Futurist
  • Database Designer
  • Metadata
  • Knowledge Coordinator
  • Indexing
  • Indexer
  • Digital Content Curator
  • Transactional Law Researcher
  • Content Strategy
  • User Experience Design (UXD)
  • Project Analyst
  • Information Resource Officer
  • Certified Records Manager
  • MARC
  • the name of your ILS
  • Informationist
  • Informatician
  • Data Scientist
  • Big Data
  • Information Policy
  • Information Privacy
  • Information Recovery
  • Data Curator
  • DBA (Database Administration/ Administrator)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Archivist
  • Archives
  • Program Analyst
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Data Visualization
  • Market Analyst
  • Due Diligence
  • Research Analyst
  • (library vendor sites)
  • Conflict Information Specialist
  • Digital Asset Management
  • DAM

O*NET Online - Librarians

This summary report about Librarians has been created by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.