By Kathleen McCook

ISBN-10: 007154531X

ISBN-13: 9780071545310

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36 Opportunities in Library and Information Science Careers • Will third-graders be able to find books on the sea if the heading for them is “oceanography”? If not, what shall we file these books under? • In a set of four filmstrips, is it important for the user to know the title of each, or is the title of the set enough? • If we have a backlog of materials to be cataloged, how can we decide which groups of materials should have priority? Of course, the list of questions could be much longer, but the point is to suggest the range of the cataloger’s concerns and to indicate how closely they are related to those of public service librarians and to the library’s users.

This firsthand knowledge of how a library works allows them to mentor others within the system. Those with administrative responsibilities often take on policy-making positions within the state or national library and information associations. They work not only to develop services in their own institutions but also to enhance the quality of information provision in general. A wide range of administrative positions exists in the information professions. The director of a corporate information center may have a small, highly trained, computer-oriented staff that works with a specialized subject matter.

Educators who are faculty members in graduate programs of education for the information professions often teach courses that are more theoretical than those at the undergraduate level. These are directed toward a variety of prospective information careers. In institutions where doctoral programs in library and information science are offered, educators’ responsibilities include research, publishing, and close liaison with the field through their work as consultants or teachers in continuing education programs.

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