Job Titles and Responsibilities

Information professionals with MLIS or MARA degrees have skills that are in demand in technology firms, corporate offices, and many other special settings. Job titles will vary based on assigned responsibilities and the culture of the organization.

Here's a list of some of the relevant skills that employers find highly desirable and that you can learn during your iSchool studies:

  • Taxonomical management (how to select and utilize taxonomies)
  • Metadata management (how to select, curate, and implement metadata standards)
  • Customer service experience
  • XML/HTML/CSS
  • Project management
  • Content management
  • Digital media management (photos, blogs, videos, etc.)
  • Content strategy (how to use and strategize content creation and usage)

Source: https://hacklibraryschool.com/2014/02/11/alternative-careers-for-lis-grads/

More Resources

What is an information professional? The Special Library Association explains: https://www.sla.org/career-center/about-information-professionals/#sthash.WTJTf1Xa.dpuf

Take a look at this information on special librarianship put together by the SJSU iSchool: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/career-pathways/special-librarianship

Find out about emerging career trends in information science: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/publications/emerging-career-trends-information-professionals-snapshot- job-titles

See this great list of 61 non-traditional jobs for librarians put together by a student at Syracuse’s iSchool: http://infospace.ischool.syr.edu/201/12/23/61-non-librarian-jobs-for-librarians/

Check out this webcast from the SJSU iSchool on special librarianship: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/expand-your-horizons-new-roles-information-professionals

LIS Career Options (LinkedIn Group) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3126663