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Real-Life Librarian Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Librarian field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33901Library Media TechnicianFemale25 $17,500Sacramento, CA01/01/2010
33913Music Library ManagerMale23 $60,000Clifton, NJ01/01/2010
33879Library Catalog TechnicianFemale58 $36,000Philadelphia, PA01/01/2010
33721Head LibrarianMale30 None SetMarietta, NY01/01/2010
33283Library Media ClerkFemale55 $19,262Turlock, CA01/01/2010

Overview

If you have a passion for reading and love working with students, a career as a librarian may be the perfect option for you. By talking with students to learn their interests and find materials that appeal to them, librarians have a fantastic opportunity to promote literacy and encourage learning through reading.

A school librarian does much more than simply oversee a room that contains a bunch of books. This individual will frequently work directly with teachers to make sure that students have access to books and other relevant materials that relate to what they are learning in the classroom. Another important initiative for librarians is to instill students with a love for reading.

Today, technology plays a large role within a library as well. Librarians can use new?technologies to their advantage when educating students. Using websites, podcasts, images, and videos, librarians can give students access to further their knowledge on specific topics. Not only do librarians present these resources to students, but they can also teach them how to find such information on their own.

If a career as a librarian sounds appealing to you, then check out the career profiles below. We interviewed qualified librarians to get you the inside scoop on what they really do each day. You can learn about salaries, educational and career paths, and more.


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