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Career Resources for Information Studies Students

Information Studies students might want to check out the library web page for useful information when looking for employment. On the library’s main web page on the right hand side, select “Information and Library Science��? in the “My Research Subject is…��? field. Then select “Internet Resources��? at the top of the screen. And finally select the “Employment��? link in the right hand column. You will find a number of useful internet sites that contain job listings in the information and library science fields. These job listings are both local to the Capital District (Capital District Library Council Job Postings ) as well as around the United States. (ALA Joblist).

You might want to also check out the Department of Information Science web page. Select the Resources for Students link in the left hand column of the main page. If you scroll down the page you will find the Career Links section. Within this section, select the Job Search link. Here the Internet sites are grouped together by location: Regional, New England Area, National, and International. Within the National group they are also grouped further by type of library: Academic, Archives & Records Management, General, Government, High-tech, Meta Job Sites, School Libraries, and Special Libraries.

Another source for information about employment in the information and library science field are the following two books that can be found in Dewey Library. These books are relatively recent books therefore the information they contain will be more relevant than some others. With the changes in technology in recent years, like many other careers, the information and library science career has changed dramatically.

• The Nextgen Librarian's Survival Guide by Rachel Singer Gordon (Z 682.35 V62 G67 2006)
• Straight From the Stacks : a Firsthand Guide to Careers in Library and Information Science by Laura Townsend Kane (Z 682.35 V62 K36 2003).

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