Library and Information Science Instructors

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 4,670 library science educators are employed in the United States.

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

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