Some Types of Special Libraries / Information Centers

Use this chart and examples of real job descriptions to think about how your career goals and current skill set match up. Once you see what you need, consider choosing courses, internships, and volunteer experiences that will help you develop new skills and increase your desirability as a job candidate.

Type (exemplar linked) Typical Characteristics (audience served) Associated Professional Associations
Medical Medical facilities, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies

https://www.mlanet.org/

http://pht.sla.org/

Legal Law firms, corporate legal depts, law schools, court libraries, governmental agencies http://www.aallnet.org/
Corporate Corporation staff and customers http://bf.sla.org/sections/corporate-information-centers/
Knowledge Management Internal staff and customers http://km.sla.org/
Government/Military Legislative offices, military bases and academies, intelligence agencies, prisons, veterans admin/health care http://military.sla.org/
http://govinfo.sla.org/

Museum

AND

Art

Researchers, staff, specialists

http://mah.sla.org/

https://www.arlisna.org/

 

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