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LIBRARIAN: Field Has Changed Past 20 Years

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Ralph is a Librarian for a community college in Hawaii. Ralph describes how much the field has changed in the past 20 years and how finding reliable information is a skill.

School: University of Hawaii
Degree: Biology - The Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Job Title: Librarian

Job Summary: Librarians

Job Description

Librarians help people find information from many sources. Most librarians, such as those in public and academic libraries, maintain library collections and do other work as needed to keep the library running.

On-the-Job Training

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Additional Info

Most states require certification or licensure for librarians in public schools. This often includes being certified as a teacher in that state. Many states also require certification for librarians in public libraries. Requirements vary by state.

Certification Requirement
Most states require certification or licensure for librarians in public schools.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
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0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, People skills, Analytical skills, Detail oriented

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m='34110'>the</span> <span m='34290'>library's</span> <span m='34740'>duty</span> <span m='34970'>these</span> <span m='35220'>days</span> <span m='35460'>in</span> <span m='35560'>making</span> <span m='36180'>information</span> <span m='36590'>available,</span> <span m='36980'>not</span> <span m='37170'>only</span> <span m='37400'>within</span> <span m='37710'>the</span> <span m='37780'>building,</span> <span m='38210'>but</span> <span m='38330'>also</span> <span m='40710'>wherever</span> <span m='41710'>on</span> <span m='41860'>the</span> <span m='41940'>planet they</span> <span m='42380'>may</span> <span m='42830'>be.</span> </p><p><span m='43530'>I</span> <span m='43650'>kind</span> <span m='44110'>of</span> <span m='45030'>fell</span> <span m='45330'>into it</span> <span m='45540'>accidentally.</span> <span m='49190'>I</span> <span m='49360'>actually</span> <span m='49900'>was</span> <span m='50150'>a</span> <span m='50520'>biology</span> <span m='50940'>major</span> <span m='51210'>in</span> <span m='51290'>college.</span> <span m='51860'>And</span> <span m='52050'>actually,</span> <span m='52370'>a lot of</span> <span m='52570'>librarians</span> <span m='53070'>have</span> <span m='53220'>all</span> <span m='53390'>different</span> <span m='53660'>kinds</span> <span m='54040'>of</span> <span m='54720'>backgrounds.</span> <span m='56616'>I</span> <span m='57010'>ended</span> <span m='57130'>up in</span> <span m='57560'>library</span> <span m='58050'>school</span> <span m='59020'>and</span> <span m='60680'>ended</span> <span m='60900'>up</span> <span m='61030'>really</span> <span m='61290'>liking</span> <span m='61680'>it.</span> <span m='64129'>I</span> <span m='64230'>think</span> <span m='64440'>one of</span> <span m='64580'>the</span> <span m='64670'>most</span> <span m='65250'>important</span> <span m='65610'>things</span> <span m='65830'>you</span> <span m='65920'>can</span> <span m='66050'>learn,</span> <span m='67230'>in</span> <span m='67340'>life</span> <span m='67680'>really,</span> <span m='67950'>is</span> <span m='68080'>how</span> <span m='68210'>to</span> <span m='68320'>teach</span> <span m='68500'>yourself</span> <span m='68790'>new</span> <span m='69000'>things</span> <span m='69330'>after</span> <span m='69550'>you leave</span> <span m='69810'>formal</span> <span m='70150'>education</span> <span m='70550'>like</span> <span m='70950'>college.</span> <span m='71420'>So</span> <span m='72290'>being</span> <span m='72520'>able to</span> <span m='72600'>find</span> <span m='73230'>reliable</span> <span m='73840'>information</span> <span m='74520'>is</span> <span m='74610'>an</span> <span m='74690'>important</span> <span m='75040'>skill.</span> </p><p><span m='75820'>I</span> <span m='75930'>wish</span> <span m='76170'>I</span> <span m='76230'>knew</span> <span m='78210'>how</span> <span m='80120'>varied</span> <span m='80960'>my</span> <span m='81180'>path</span> <span m='81700'>would</span> <span 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