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Librarians are educated professionals with extensive knowledge and expertise in library and information science (i.e., the organization, management, and administration of materials and information services). Other titles for individuals in this profession include Reference Librarian, Library Media Specialist, Catalog Librarian, and Technical Services Librarian. Most Librarians generally work in public libraries, college or university libraries, elementary and post-secondary school libraries, company libraries, and information centers or agencies where they provide assistance and guidance to individuals who are in need of personal or business-related information.

Today's libraries have shifted dramatically from the traditional housing of books and paper-based records and materials to environments that use state-of-the-art technology to house, manage, and access the expansive breadth of information sources. It is no surprise then that Librarians must possess the knowledge of a vast range of both public and scholarly or intellectual sources of information, and apply the latest trends related to media, publishing, and computers in order to manage the organization and selection of library materials. The Librarians of today work with information in a variety of formats that include video and audio recordings, books, newspapers, magazines, photographs, graphic materials, maps, digital-based resources, and library databases.

Responsibilities

In addition to being responsible for a variety of general duties and tasks, most Librarians specialize/work in one specific area of a library where their duties will vary depending, upon the type and size of the library:

  • Technical Service Librarian - The Librarian in this role does not work with patrons. Instead, they work "behind the scenes" on acquisitions (e.g., computer equipment, database subscriptions) and the cataloguing of materials so that individuals seeking information may do so without difficulty. Some may also compose summaries and abstracts.
  • User Service, Reference, or Research Librarian - In this role, the Librarian provides assistance directly to library patrons by assessing their requirements and determining and retrieving the appropriate information that would best suit their needs. The Librarian may also instruct patrons on how to find the information on their own and provide instruction on the use of electronic information resources, databases, or other information sources.
  • Collections Development Librarian - This Librarian focuses on overseeing the selections of books and electronic resources. Librarians who work in large libraries use specific guidelines or approval plans that ultimately enables publishers to submit books to the library (to become part of the library collection) without the need of a review and evaluation process. It also enables the Librarian to check the submitted books upon arrival and subsequently determine whether the book will indeed be added to the library collection. Librarians also have access to a budget (or funding) that they may use toward purchases of books and other appropriate materials.
  • School Librarian - The Librarian in this role works in a school library or media center and may often act as the school's literacy advocate or IT (information technology) specialist. They also assist teachers in curriculum development, and research and obtain specific materials to be used in classroom instruction. They also instruct students on the proper use of library resources.
  • Outreach Librarian - In this role, the Librarian provides library and information services to disadvantaged groups which include, but are not limited to: the disabled; homebound adults and seniors; low-income areas/neighborhoods; and incarcerated and ex-offenders.
  • Administrative Services Librarian - In this capacity, the Librarian is responsible for overseeing the planning and management of the library. This generally includes, but is not limited to: supervising staff members; negotiating contracts for equipment, services, etc.; public relations; fundraising; and budgets.
  • Electronic Resource Librarian - This role is focused on database management.
  • Systems Librarian - This Librarian develops, troubleshoots, and maintains all library systems.
  • Archivist - This individual specializes in dealing with and managing historical (or archival) materials (e.g., records, documents).

Once a Librarian has achieved a senior level of expertise and experience, they may advance to the role of Chief Information Officer, Department Head, or Information Center or Library Director. In this capacity, their responsibilities become more management and administrative driven where they are involved in long-term plans and relationships with the organization under which their library falls (e.g., for a public library, it would be the city or county).

In information centers and small libraries, the Librarian typically deals with all operational matters that include:

  • reading publishers' announcements, book reviews, and catalogues
  • determining and purchasing materials from wholesalers, distributors, and publishers
  • preparing new materials that are being added to the library collection
  • supervising assistants who perform differing tasks (e.g., entering information into electronic catalogs)
  • A Librarian will often pull together special programs for both children and adults (e.g., children's storytelling, book discussions/talks, and literacy skills). Many will also write grants, conduct special classes, and market specific services.

    Increasingly, experienced Librarians are leveraging their skills in opportunities and areas outside the library (e.g., reference tool development, database user training, database development, and publishing). And, there are those who become self-employed consultants who specialize in providing services to businesses, government agencies, or libraries.

    Technology and the Library

    Technological advancements and the Internet have greatly impacted the availability and variety of reference information. As such, most libraries maintain their own computerized information databases and also have access to those that are remote. Additionally, associations formed between some libraries provide those seeking information with access to the databases from each the associated libraries. It goes without saying that today's Librarian must possess and apply the knowledge and skills needed to use the many and various technological resources available to them and the public.

    Job Characteristics

    Librarians always work indoors. Most work a set schedule based on a 35- or 40-hour workweek; some work on a part-time or on-call basis. Schedules may include some holidays, evenings, and weekends (most applicable to those working in public, college, and university libraries). School Librarians may work a set number of months according to the school calendar year and typically have the same daily and vacation schedules as classroom teachers. Those who work in company libraries and information centers or agencies usually work standard business hours with occasional overtime hours when needed.

    Frequent standing, bending, stooping, and reaching are inherent in this profession. Librarians may also spend a great deal of time working at their desk or reference area, or in front of a computer terminal (which may cause headaches and eyestrain over a prolonged period of time). Some may work under tight deadlines for patrons or students in rapid need of information due to job requirements or homework assignments, all of which may lead to stress. Librarians also carry and lift books, and climb ladders to reach high shelves or stacks.

    Most Librarians are members of professional associations that keep them abreast of industry advancements and technological changes.

    Individuals in this profession must possess the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:

    • strong writing
    • clear speaking
    • teaching/instructing
    • information organization
    • information gathering
    • category flexibility
    • service orientation
    • detail orientation
    • creative problem solving
    • deductive reasoning
    • people and time management
    • multi-tasking

    Employment Outlook

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (USDL BLS), employment for Librarians is "expected to grow by 4 percent between 2006 and 2016, slower than the average for all occupations." A combination of tight government budgets and the increased use of electronic resources are expected to constrain the available jobs for Librarians. It will also foster the hiring of lesser-paid library assistants and technicians in place of Librarians. It is interesting to note that the more technology is infused into libraries, both library patrons and staff become more familiar with how to use the resources, and subsequently, fewer Librarians will be required to both maintain and instruct or assist users. Additionally, many library websites offer access to their resources, and as such, information seekers will access these resources remotely, thereby passing the Librarian altogether. Regardless however, there remains a definite need for Librarians to assist users in the development of database searching, manage staff, handle difficult or complicated information requests, and select appropriate materials.

    Per the USDL BLS, job opportunities for non-traditional Librarian jobs are expected to "grow the fastest over the decade" (e.g., information brokers and those employed by nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and private companies).

    Librarian Colleges, Certification, and Licensing

    A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) is required for a Librarian seeking employment in most academic, public, and special libraries. Individuals seeking employment within a school are generally not required to possess an MLS, however they must meet the licensing requirements of the state. Those seeking employment within the Federal Government are required to possess an MLS or the education or job experience equivalent.

    A bachelor's degree (regardless of the major) is a prerequisite for entrance into an MLS program. While individuals will find MLS programs offered by many colleges and universities, prospective employers tend to seek graduates from one of the several academic institutions that have been accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Most MLS programs will take anywhere from one to two years to complete. Graduate program foundation courses are focused on library and information science and include:

    • intellectual freedom and censorship
    • the role of libraries and information in society
    • the history of books and printing
    • information organization
    • research strategies and methods
    • materials selection and processing
    • user services

    More and more, computer-related studies are becoming a critical part of MLS programs. In fact, some programs offer interdisciplinary degrees that merge standard education in library science with courses in technical information science.

    Individuals also have the option of focusing their studies in a specific discipline such as children or technical services. Those seeking a Ph.D. in library and information science will find this advanced degree be of value should they look to secure a teaching position or high-ranking administrative role in a large public, university, or college library.

    Librarians who are employed in specialty libraries (e.g., corporate, medicine, law) typically take additional courses that are focused in the field in which they work.

    Depending upon the state, certification requirements exist for Librarians who are employed by public schools and local-level libraries. Fourteen states require a master's degree (i.e., an MLS or master's degree in education with a concentration in library media) and approximately one half of all states require school Librarians to possess a teacher certification (not all require actual experience in teaching). Furthermore, some states may require an individual to pass a comprehensive assessment; most states have certification standards applicable to local public libraries (voluntary in some states).

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Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Librarians

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Librarians jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Birmingham 430 $55,630
Hoover 430 $55,630
Mobile 250 $50,140
Montgomery 200 $53,780
Huntsville 190 $55,990
Tuscaloosa 120 $48,350
Fairhope 90 $51,930
Foley 90 $51,930
Daphne 90 $51,930
Gadsden 50 $47,060
Florence 50 $53,860
Muscle Shoals 50 $53,860
Oxford 50 $55,750
Anniston 50 $55,750
Jacksonville 50 $55,750
Decatur 50 $57,830
Dothan 40 $53,310
Opelika 40 $55,420
Auburn 40 $55,420
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 170 $78,030
Fairbanks 40 $75,520
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 1180 $46,990
Mesa 1180 $46,990
Phoenix 1180 $46,990
Tucson 260 $49,070
Flagstaff 120 $40,690
Prescott 60 $48,670
Lake Havasu City 40 $35,850
Kingman 40 $35,850
Yuma 40 $45,130
Douglas 30 $31,570
Sierra Vista 30 $31,570
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 370 $53,340
North Little Rock 370 $53,340
Little Rock 370 $53,340
Jonesboro 50 $52,220
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 3300 $74,560
Anaheim 3300 $74,560
Los Angeles 3300 $74,560
San Francisco 1860 $75,600
Hayward 1860 $75,600
Oakland 1860 $75,600
San Diego 940 $67,170
Carlsbad 940 $67,170
Sunnyvale 710 $80,770
Santa Clara 710 $80,770
San Jose 710 $80,770
Riverside 590 $53,990
San Bernardino 590 $53,990
Ontario 590 $53,990
Arden 550 $70,650
Arcade 550 $70,650
Sacramento 550 $70,650
Roseville 550 $70,650
Oxnard 180 $65,310
Thousand Oaks 180 $65,310
Ventura 180 $65,310
Bakersfield 150 N/A
Fresno 140 $61,910
Santa Rosa 140 $69,670
Salinas 110 $58,760
Santa Maria 80 $62,080
Santa Barbara 80 $62,080
Modesto 60 $59,790
San Luis Obispo 60 $65,940
Paso Robles 60 $65,940
Arroyo Grande 60 $65,940
Santa Cruz 60 $67,210
Watsonville 60 $67,210
Lodi 50 $44,410
Stockton 50 $44,410
Visalia 50 $49,060
Porterville 50 $49,060
Merced 50 $52,140
Chico 40 $48,800
Napa 30 $74,740
Vallejo N/A $51,520
Fairfield N/A $51,520
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 1150 $60,690
Lakewood 1150 $60,690
Denver 1150 $60,690
Colorado Springs 240 $68,770
Boulder 160 $72,440
Greeley 130 $52,710
Fort Collins 130 $57,200
Grand Junction 40 $62,370
Pueblo 40 $72,330
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 850 $67,830
West Hartford 850 $67,830
Hartford 850 $67,830
New Haven 580 $62,810
Norwalk 470 $75,780
Stamford 470 $75,780
Bridgeport 470 $75,780
Danbury 80 $66,960
Waterbury 70 $62,480
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 110 $59,050
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 1710 $60,750
Miami 1710 $60,750
West Palm Beach 1710 $60,750
Tampa 780 $54,980
St. Petersburg 780 $54,980
Clearwater 780 $54,980
Sanford 720 $52,670
Kissimmee 720 $52,670
Orlando 720 $52,670
Jacksonville 410 $51,130
Tallahassee 290 $50,050
Titusville 230 $44,300
Palm Bay 230 $44,300
Melbourne 230 $44,300
Gainesville 220 $60,250
Ormond Beach 200 $47,980
Deltona 200 $47,980
Daytona Beach 200 $47,980
Winter Haven 190 $60,140
Lakeland 190 $60,140
Bradenton 160 $48,290
North Port 160 $48,290
Sarasota 160 $48,290
Ferry Pass 150 N/A
Pensacola 150 N/A
Brent 150 N/A
Ocala 100 $48,260
Immokalee 90 $57,330
Marco Island 90 $57,330
Naples 90 $57,330
Port St. Lucie 80 $61,040
Fort Myers 80 $62,280
Cape Coral 80 $62,280
Panama City 60 $47,730
Crestview 50 $48,720
Destin 50 $48,720
Fort Walton Beach 50 $48,720
Sebastian 40 $60,450
Vero Beach 40 $60,450
Homosassa Springs 30 $55,260
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 1970 $58,570
Sandy Springs 1970 $58,570
Atlanta 1970 $58,570
Clarke County 130 $57,810
Athens 130 $57,810
Savannah 130 $59,050
Albany 70 $65,340
Macon 60 $55,440
Gainesville 60 $57,470
Warner Robins 60 $71,220
Dalton 40 $57,470
Rome 40 $62,170
Brunswick 40 $68,880
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 420 $66,000
Lahaina 50 $54,830
Wailuku 50 $54,830
Kahului 50 $54,830
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 270 $38,630
Idaho Falls 60 $23,760
Pocatello 30 $48,180
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Champaign 220 $56,100
Urbana 220 $56,100
Peoria 200 $37,610
Rockford 150 $50,320
Bloomington 110 $47,770
Springfield 100 $55,710
Marion 90 $19,660
Carbondale 90 $19,660
Kankakee 50 $44,160
Decatur 40 $46,380
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 690 $45,110
Carmel 690 $45,110
Indianapolis 690 $45,110
Fort Wayne 160 $47,340
Bloomington 120 $68,710
Goshen 80 $46,910
Elkhart 80 $46,910
Terre Haute 70 $52,180
Muncie 60 $52,390
La Porte 40 $40,320
Michigan City 40 $40,320
Lafayette 30 $49,100
West Lafayette 30 $49,100
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 280 $58,740
Des Moines 280 $58,740
Cedar Rapids 190 $45,840
Iowa City 160 $62,360
Cedar Falls 90 $51,550
Waterloo 90 $51,550
Ames 60 $47,510
Dubuque 40 $50,760
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 190 $50,690
Lawrence 130 $53,110
Topeka 120 $50,800
Manhattan 50 $42,460
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 360 $54,960
Fayette 360 $54,960
Bowling Green 100 $48,700
Owensboro 100 $55,550
Fort Knox 50 $62,930
Elizabethtown 50 $62,930
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 500 $55,250
Metairie 410 $52,970
New Orleans 410 $52,970
Lafayette 190 $51,750
Shreveport 190 $55,520
Bossier City 190 $55,520
Houma 80 $48,980
Thibodaux 80 $48,980
Monroe 80 $54,400
Alexandria 70 $43,100
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 210 $53,470
Portland 210 $53,470
Bangor 90 $43,630
Auburn 50 $53,840
Lewiston 50 $53,840
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 1250 $60,830
Towson 1250 $60,830
Columbia 1250 $60,830
Lexington Park 40 $60,040
California 40 $60,040
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 110 $58,860
Leominster 80 $68,920
Gardner 80 $68,920
Pittsfield 40 $43,550
New Bedford 40 $61,370
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 1070 $50,380
Detroit 1070 $50,380
Dearborn 1070 $50,380
Ann Arbor 300 $66,690
Wyoming 280 $55,290
Grand Rapids 280 $55,290
East Lansing 230 $57,780
Lansing 230 $57,780
Kalamazoo 130 $41,220
Portage 130 $41,220
Niles 80 $46,900
Benton Harbor 80 $46,900
Flint 80 $54,790
Muskegon 50 $42,590
Bay City 50 $47,350
Monroe 50 $51,760
Saginaw 40 $51,530
Battle Creek 40 $51,740
Jackson 30 N/A
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 110 $51,070
St. Cloud 30 $54,400
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 330 $43,240
Gulfport 150 $48,940
Pascagoula 150 $48,940
Biloxi 150 $48,940
Hattiesburg 80 $41,510
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 190 $45,040
Jefferson City 70 $37,310
Columbia 70 $50,240
Joplin 50 $42,670
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 80 $50,090
Missoula 40 $46,500
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 150 $52,840
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 440 $67,080
Henderson 440 $67,080
Las Vegas 440 $67,080
Reno 110 $59,250
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 120 $57,840
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 300 $75,430
Atlantic City 110 $60,800
Hammonton 110 $60,800
Vineland 50 $67,260
Bridgeton 50 $67,260
Ocean City 40 $62,270
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 310 $46,120
Santa Fe 60 $46,660
Las Cruces 40 $48,170
Farmington 40 $54,090
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 710 $54,810
Albany 710 $59,810
Troy 710 $59,810
Schenectady 710 $59,810
Cheektowaga 700 $51,640
Niagara Falls 700 $51,640
Buffalo 700 $51,640
Syracuse 460 $59,940
Ithaca 210 $65,430
Utica 200 $49,550
Rome 200 $49,550
Binghamton 130 $58,280
Glens Falls 90 $43,690
Kingston 90 $68,870
Fort Drum 50 $55,200
Watertown 50 $55,200
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 640 $55,400
Chapel Hill 590 $60,150
Durham 590 $60,150
High Point 380 $48,980
Greensboro 380 $48,980
Winston 300 $48,490
Salem 300 $48,490
Fayetteville 170 $46,670
Asheville 170 $48,290
Morganton 130 $44,630
Lenoir 130 $44,630
Hickory 130 $44,630
Greenville 90 $50,630
Wilmington 80 $47,960
Burlington 80 $50,110
Rocky Mount 60 $43,220
New Bern 60 $45,940
Jacksonville 50 $49,820
Goldsboro 40 $46,140
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 100 $51,000
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 880 $54,090
Cleveland 880 $54,090
Columbus 650 $57,770
Dayton 360 $50,780
Toledo 340 $43,930
Akron 220 $51,050
Canton 190 $37,880
Massillon 190 $37,880
Mansfield 40 $44,810
Springfield 40 $50,350
Lima 30 $38,330
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 410 $42,310
Tulsa 310 $52,000
Lawton 50 $46,470
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 140 $62,580
Salem 130 $59,880
Corvallis 60 $61,320
Medford 50 $42,510
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 1230 $51,940
Carlisle 260 $58,510
Harrisburg 260 $58,510
Wilkes 190 $50,430
Hazleton 190 $50,430
Barre 190 $50,430
Scranton 190 $50,430
Reading 170 $49,730
Lancaster 140 $57,860
Hanover 110 $56,090
York 110 $56,090
Johnstown 60 $44,070
Erie 60 $49,380
State College 60 $50,500
Williamsport 60 $57,890
East Stroudsburg 50 $66,160
Gettysburg 40 $49,970
Lebanon 40 $59,780
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 1060 $33,200
San Juan 1060 $33,200
Carolina 1060 $33,200
Ponce 150 $36,590
Aguadilla 110 $40,810
Isabela 110 $40,810
Arecibo 90 $41,200
Mayag�ez 60 $42,760
San Germ�n 30 $38,860
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 480 $54,000
Anderson 450 $51,700
Mauldin 450 $51,700
Greenville 450 $51,700
North Charleston 330 $51,410
Charleston 330 $51,410
Florence 90 $50,920
Spartanburg 90 $60,480
Bluffton 70 $50,030
Beaufort 70 $50,030
Hilton Head Island 70 $50,030
Sumter 40 $42,130
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 120 $49,160
Rapid City 50 $38,340
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Nashville 800 $54,860
Murfreesboro 800 $54,860
Franklin 800 $54,860
Davidson 800 $54,860
Knoxville 340 $49,880
Johnson City 60 $43,010
Morristown 50 $44,340
Jackson 50 $46,560
Cleveland 50 $49,360
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 2980 $57,960
Arlington 2980 $57,960
Fort Worth 2980 $57,960
Sugar Land 2190 $58,230
The Woodlands 2190 $58,230
Houston 2190 $58,230
New Braunfels 880 $55,650
San Antonio 880 $55,650
Round Rock 840 $59,900
Austin 840 $59,900
El Paso 360 $57,530
Mission 360 $59,950
McAllen 360 $59,950
Edinburg 360 $59,950
Waco 170 $48,590
Lubbock 170 $56,460
Killeen 160 $53,050
Temple 160 $53,050
Brownsville 160 $54,750
Harlingen 160 $54,750
College Station 130 $44,750
Bryan 130 $44,750
Port Arthur 120 $52,490
Beaumont 120 $52,490
Corpus Christi 120 $61,430
Amarillo 110 $53,940
Laredo 100 $66,240
Longview 70 $48,360
Tyler 70 $52,440
Midland 70 $54,650
Wichita Falls 60 $47,100
Abilene 60 $48,070
Odessa 50 $52,900
Denison 40 $47,290
Sherman 40 $47,290
Victoria 40 $48,450
San Angelo 30 $51,400
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 390 $57,670
Orem 170 $42,670
Provo 170 $42,670
Clearfield 110 $39,500
Ogden 110 $39,500
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 200 $51,160
Burlington 200 $51,160
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 680 $58,890
Charlottesville 190 $62,000
Roanoke 140 $53,010
Lynchburg 110 $48,190
Radford 90 $49,540
Christiansburg 90 $49,540
Blacksburg 90 $49,540
Harrisonburg 90 $51,750
Waynesboro 50 $53,360
Staunton 50 $53,360
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 1820 $70,020
Seattle 1820 $70,020
Bellevue 1820 $70,020
Spokane 190 $60,370
Spokane Valley 190 $60,370
Kennewick 100 $67,810
Richland 100 $67,810
Bremerton 90 $67,130
Silverdale 90 $67,130
Yakima 80 $61,480
Mount Vernon 50 $62,060
Anacortes 50 $62,060
Bellingham 50 $67,470
Longview 40 $63,560
Olympia N/A $60,540
Tumwater N/A $60,540
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 100 $51,660
Morgantown 80 $51,840
Parkersburg 50 $42,790
Vienna 50 $42,790
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 540 $55,850
West Allis 540 $55,850
Milwaukee 540 $55,850
Madison 500 $57,300
Green Bay 110 $56,290
Neenah 70 $48,600
Oshkosh 70 $48,600
Appleton 60 $50,030
Janesville 40 $49,570
Beloit 40 $49,570
Fond du Lac 40 $53,660
Wausau 40 $58,970
Racine 40 $68,240
Sheboygan 30 $52,810

Most Popular Industries for :
Librarians

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Education 89,080 59% $54,740
Government 46,540 30% $48,840
Other Information Services 7,010 4% $48,060
Professional And Technical Services 3,230 2% $59,670
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  • MS in Information Management
  • MS in Library and Information Science
  • Accredited by the American Library Association, this program focuses on both the theory and practice of library science and grounds students in the knowledge, skills and values to become change agents in the field across a broad range of industries.
  • The MS in Library and Information Science (MLIS) curriculum prepares students for careers in a broad range of settings, including academic institutions, public libraries, corporations, government agencies, and cultural institutions.
  • This program is 36 credits and can be completed in 18 months.
  • The innovative learning technology platform helps students cultivate lifelong professional relationships and personally interact with a worldwide community of students and alumni—all while having the flexibility to continue working full time.
Programs
  • Online Master of Information
  • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
  • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
Programs
  • B.A. in Christian Studies with a concentration in Youth Ministry
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Christian Ministry
  • Prepare for your mission - earn your bachelor's or master's degree in theology online with Grand Canyon University.
  • The College of Theology offers a variety of transformative degrees with real-world relevance.
  • Choose from several degree options, such as Christian studies, pastoral ministry, Master of Divinity and more.
  • Pursue a next-generation education with an online program or join Grand Canyon University's vibrant and growing campus community in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona.
  • GCU's College of Theology exists to educate students to communicate the gospel effectively, serve the church faithfully and minister with integrity.
Programs
  • MA in Human Services, Mental Health Administration Specialization
  • MA in Human Services
  • MA in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization
  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
  • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
  • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Programs
  • Masters of Social Work

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

Founded in 1821 in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener is nationally recognized for our commitment to civic engagement, service, and social responsibility. The university has been included on the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction every year since its inception in 2006.

Programs
  • Gender Diversity Studies - MA in Psychology
  • Gender Diversity Studies - PhD of Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Study at a university accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
  • Immediately apply what you’re learning to current workplace challenges
  • Experience the convenience and flexibility of online learning—access coursework 24/7
  • Take advantage of four start dates per year
  • Benefit from no required GRE/GMAT 
  • Enjoy small class sizes and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Earn your degree from a respected institution in as few as 18 months
Programs
  • Doctor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Ranked #12 in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
  • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
  • Has 4,000 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Master of Divinity - Pastoral Ministries
  • Master of Divinity - Chaplaincy (93 hrs)
  • Master of Religious - Chaplaincy
  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
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