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Anatomy of a Librarian

ANATOMY of a LIBRARIAN A DISSECTION OF MODERN LIBRARIANSHIP AGE DEMOGRAPHICS COMPARED INCOME $15.43 1% $20.07 Age 20-24 $11.74 $23.22 75% $26.15 Age 25-54* $19.76 $21.80 oo 24% $26.18 Age 55+ $19.59 *Growth is expected to be as fast as the average and job opportunities are expected to be favorable, as a large number of librarians are likely to retire in the coming decade. AVERAGE HOURLY EARNINGS ($/HOUR) Librarian Registered Nurse I All Occupations LEFT BRAIN VS. RIGHT BRAIN & THE TASKS OF A LIBRARIAN RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN Keeping up to date with modern library technology. Purchasing, cataloguing and classifying library materials. Making reading suggestions & recommendations for people at different reading levels. Digitizing collections for online access and maintain electronic resources & databases. Writing grants & abstracts or summaries of books. Coordinating programs such as storytelling for children, reading clubs, and literacy skills or book talks for adults. Analyzing users' needs and providing them information. Negotiating contracts & planning fundraising events. Answering reference questions via telephone, postal mail, email, fax, and chat, Checking materials out and in, collecting fines and fees, issuing library cards, process new library materials, and assist with items on reserve. The average librarian* made $60,734 in 2010 *WITH AN ALA-ACCREDITED MASTER'S DEGREE WHERE THEY FIND WORK FULL TIME vS. PART TIME EMPLOYMENT 11% 27% Public Administration Local Government 7% Educational Services 69% 75% 25% 59% Information & Cultural Industries Full Time Part Time Public & Private Educational Institutions A BRIEF HISTORY LIBRARIAN HOBBIES 1731 Ben Franklin founds the nation's first lending library in Philadelphia. Librarians are regular people who have interests in all sorts of different things from Recreational Reading to Video Gaming & Belly Dancing... 1800 Library of Congress (the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation) was established. Recreational Reading Music 1856 First recorded woman to work in a library at the Boston Athenaeum Library. Cooking & Recipes Movies & Film Exercising Traveling & Tourism Melvil Dewey introduces the Dewey Decimal 1876 Classification system for organizing library books. Pets Television Shows Melvil Dewey founds the first library school at Arts & Crafts 1887 Columbia Collego Gardening Outdoor Llfe Live Theatre Summer Sports Diet & Nutrition A WOMEN'S WORKPLACE Video Gaming Genealogy Antiques & Collectibles Carpentry & Home Repair Golf I Horseback Riding I Gymnastics I Cars, MotorcyclesI SCUBA I 78% 22% Martial Arts | Kayaking | Fire Performance I Blogging I Belly Dancing | WOMEN MEN Aviation SOURCES INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY: MASTER-DEGREE-ONLINE.COM CREATED BY OBIZMEDIA.COM

Anatomy of a Librarian

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Ever wonder what types of things a librarian does, or how they mind works? This infographic provides that information and much more about modern librarians. It explains how librarians use their right ...


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