Job Title: Library Research Manager
Type of Company: I work in the financial services industry.
Education: BA in History, Castleton State College, VT MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University MSLIS (Library Science) Simmons College, MA
Previous Experience: I did three internships while getting my MSLIS. My final internship resulted in a full time job.
Job Tasks: I ran responsible for a variety of library services.
I order all the new books and magazines. Since we are a small library that relies on a collection of digital books to meet most of our patrons' information needs, we do not order as many books as a typical public or college library.
Once our books are received, they are cataloged by our intern, whose work I oversee. I check the entries in the system and then approve them. Once approved, any employee can look them up and check them out.
I oversee the research function for the entire Research and Development department, ensuring that requests move through the system. To do so, we used a web-based tool that allows any company employee to enter their questions, which I review and assign to the appropriate researcher.
A large part of my job is doing research using secondary sources to pull together reports that address pressing business needs. These reports provide a summary of the research I located as well as an annotated bibliography.
A provide statistics and metrics on our services for upper management using Excel to analyze data and chart our results.
Finally, I update our web site as needed, using RSS and HTML.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part is when you see the results of your research being implemented. I once did some research for one of our divisions and saw a new product rolled out that I had mentioned in my report.
The worst is when you are unable to locate information that would answer the question the employee asked.
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