A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.
- What Librarians DoLibrarian's job duties vary based on the type of library they work in, such as a public, school, or medical library.
Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, academic, and medical libraries.
Librarians typically do the following:
Help library patrons conduct research and find the information they need
Teach classes about information resources
Help patrons evaluate search results and reference materials
Organize library materials so they are easy to find, and maintain collections
Plan programs for different audiences, such as storytelling for young children
Develop and use databases of library materials
Research new books and materials by reading book reviews, publishers’ announcements, and catalogs
Choose new books, audio books, videos, and other materials for the library
Research and buy new computers and other equipment as needed for the library
Train and direct library technicians, assistants, other support staff, and volunteers
Prepare library budgets