Librarians perform a number of tasks depending on their specialties. Some librarians may focus entirely on user services while others are concerned with technical or administrative services. Depending on the needs of their departments or institutions, librarians may perform a combination of these tasks, or take care of even more specific duties within their specialty. Some specific types of librarians in each category are noted in the following paragraphs, but this is not an exhaustive list. If one of these areas interests you, be sure to contact a library school or the American Library Association (ALA) for information about additional opportunities.

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