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.