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Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor

What they do:
Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, giving presentations at conferences, and serving on committees in professional associations.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Library software
  • EBSCO Information Services Academic Search Premier
  • EBSCO Information Services Library Literature and Information Science Index
Data base user interface and query software
  • Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
  • Data entry software
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral/professional degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$65,780
per year, on average
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