MLIS Your Career


Your Career — MLIS

The career landscape is vast and exciting. Individuals with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science work in various organizational environments, including academic libraries, public libraries, and special libraries and information centers, as well as many different non-library environments.

“One of the things I love about the field of information science is that you can apply the skills you develop through the MLIS program in so many different ways. The options are only limited by your imagination.” – Dr. Sandra Hirsh

In addition, technology skills are required in today’s job market. As noted in the MLIS Skills at Work: A Snapshot of Job Postings report, job listings for a variety of roles call for staff who are comfortable and experienced with information technology beyond Microsoft Office Suite. Job candidates are highly encouraged to expose themselves to as many different web tools, applications, and databases as possible.

It’s never too early to be thinking about your career. Our career development resources are free for everyone to use. Choose which career direction is right for you by exploring the career pathways, where you’ll learn about the information profession from traditional librarianship to digital services, archives and emerging technologies. Then, when you’re ready to start or advance your career, check out the job listing sites and employment resources

iStudent Blog

Unexpected Benefits Of An MLIS Degree

Published: August 13, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

From backyard projects to beefing up your resume, we’re going to talk about the less conventional benefits of your future degree. I hope this blog post gives you the confidence to transfer the skills you develop in school to your next job application or venture into uncharted territory. At the very least, this article should make you proud of your personal development every day you work towards your MLIS or MARA degree.

iStudent Blog

Shaping Your Skillset to Fit the Career of Your Dreams

Published: January 11, 2017

On November 9, 2016, the SJSU School of Information offered a career webinar presentation by Sally Gore. During the presentation, entitled “Supply and Demand: Matching Your Skills to the Information Needs of Today”, Gore gave tips on how to inventory your skills and think about what exactly makes you qualified for a job as a librarian or information professional.