Library and Information Science Instructors

Information Science Instructor in Class

Library and information science instructors, also known as library science educators, instruct undergraduate and graduate students in library and information science at colleges and universities. They lecture classes, lead small seminar groups, and create and grade examinations. They also may conduct research, write for publication, and aid in administration. Approximately 4,910 library science educators are employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Library Science Educators
Duties Teach library and information science courses at colleges and universities
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, but are best in metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • History
  • Speech
Experience Several years experience
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Information Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Full Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Professor or Instructor
  • Librarian