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

Legal Law firms, corporate legal depts, law schools, court libraries, governmental agencies
Corporate Corporation staff and customers
Knowledge Management Internal staff and customers
Government/Military Legislative offices, military bases and academies, intelligence agencies, prisons, veterans admin/health care




Researchers, staff, specialists