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So You Want To Be A Librarian?: Librarian Specialties

This fun, colorful guide is aimed at high school students and undergraduates. But everyone can use this guide to learn more about the library profession and why libraries are awesome.

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School Librarian

Children’s and Youth Services Librarians

 

Reference Librarian

                                                                        

Special Collections Librarian

Archivist

Serials Librarian

Electronic Resources Librarian

                                                                                                

Cataloger

Systems Librarian

Corporate Librarian

                                                                 

UNSHELVED the library comic strip

Image courtesy Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum

I want to be a...

what kind of librarian
School Librarian: 2 votes (18.18%)
Children's Librarian: 1 votes (9.09%)
Youth Librarian: 2 votes (18.18%)
Reference Librarian: 0 votes (0%)
Special Collections Librarian: 3 votes (27.27%)
Archivist: 1 votes (9.09%)
Serials Librarian: 1 votes (9.09%)
Electronic Resources Librarian: 1 votes (9.09%)
Cataloger: 0 votes (0%)
Systems Librarian: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 11

When You're in Charge

When you become a librarian, what collection will you start?

Your Library Collection
Potato chips that look like US presidents: 0 votes (0%)
Books with exactly 104 pages: 2 votes (66.67%)
Barbie and Ken heads: 1 votes (33.33%)
Plastic sporks: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 3