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Career Story: Library Research Manager At A Financial Services Company

Library Research Manager At A Financial Services Company

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.

Job Tips: You will get out of your graduate program what you put in to it. You need to do the best you can in class, because you never know what responsibilities you will be tasked with on the job.

Most importantly, you need to use graduate school as a chance to get some work experience through volunteering or internships.

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