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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 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 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 occess and maintain electronic resources & dotabases. Coordinating programs such as storytelling for children, reading clubs, and literacy skils or book talks for adults. Writing grants & abstracts or summaries of books. Analyzing users' needs and providing them information. Negotiating controcts & planning fundraising events. Checking materials out and in, collecting fines and fees, issuing library cards, process new library materials, and assist with items on reserve. Answering reference questions via telephone, postal mail, email, fax, and chat. 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 & Culhural 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 foderal cubral 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 Melvi Dewey introduces the Dewey Decimal 1876 Clesoceion system for organizing library books. Pets Television Shows Melvil Dewey founds the first library school at Calumbia College Arts & Crofts Gardening Outdoor Life Live Theatre Summer Sports Diet & Nutrition A WOMEN'S WORKPLACE Video Goming Genealogy Antiques & Collectibles Carpentry & Home Rapair Golf I Horseback RidingI Gymnastics I Cars, MotorcyclesI SCUBA I Martial Arts | Kayaking Fire Performance | Blogging | Belly Dancing I Aviation| 78% 22% WOMEN WOMEN MEN SOURCES I//www.studesticholerships.og/selay_/245/lborios.php Im//www.sudestchelnships. org/ pho h//ghensightome.ron/2010/10/31/braianhoibiehereeteresi/ hmy// cores/patles/coees/105868 hl Im// heibain/ I//mhik/-enede/idarym I//mkipediaog/wki/librnion In//www.loc.go/about/fach.l INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY: MASTER-DEGREE-ONLINE.COM CREATED BY OBIZMEDIA.COM

Anatomy of a Librarian

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According to the infographic, due to the fact that many librarians are going to be retiring in the next decade, the job growth outlook is good for librarians. That’s good news for them. Although, wh...


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