As information experts, librarians find, collect and organise information, and implement systems that make information easy to access.
What do they do?
Librarians have a variety of roles, depending on where they work. A librarian has to ensure that a person gets the relevant information in the minimum time with the least effort. The modern librarian may also devise ways to draw more people into trying out new material, thus becoming a knowledge manager.
. Must be a team player
. Have command over information technology
. Good managerial skills
. Ability to analyse readers’ needs
. A knack for listening
. Knowledge of major topics
How do I get there?
Graduates from any stream can take a bachelor’s degree and couple it up with a master’s degree in library science. One year long diploma and certificate courses are also available .
Typical day in the life of a Librarian
Pros & Cons about this career
. Opportunity to meet people
. Career progression depends on performance . Must be updated with the latest releases