Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Common job titles of Postsecondary Library Science Teachers include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
65.24% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
24.57% said they needed a Master's Degree.
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.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as collection development, archival methods, and indexing and abstracting.
Act as advisers to student organizations.
Participate in campus and community events.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Select and invite guest speakers to speak to classes.
Edit manuscripts for professional journals.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Develop and teach online courses.
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Student response systemsAll Tools
Overhead data projectors
Multimedia projection equipment
Multi-line telephone systems
MP3 digital voice recorders
Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Laser facsimile machines
Interactive whiteboard controllers
Digital video disk DVD players
Digital video cameras
Computer laser printers
Computer data input scanners
Compact disk CD players
Compact digital cameras
Carousel slide projectors
Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
Calendar and scheduling software
Collaborative editing softwareAll Technologies
Database management system software
EBSCO Information Services Academic Search Premier
EBSCO Information Services Library Literature and Information Science Index
EBSCO Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts LISTSA
EBSCO OmniFile FullText Mega
Emerald Insight Emerald Management Xtra
Extensible stylesheet language transformations XSLT
Gale Cengage Learning Associations Unlimited
Image scanning software
Learning management system LMS
Library of Congress online databases
Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science ODLIS
ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global
ProQuest Library and Information Science Abstracts LISA
Social networking platforms
Thomson Reuters Web of Science
Web conferencing software
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision