Librarians organize and provide access to information, whether print materials, such as books, magazines and journals, or CDs, DVDs, music scores, maps, electronic books, electronic journals or databases. Today, opportunities for librarians are more varied than ever. While there's still plenty of work in the traditional settings of public, academic, corporate and government libraries, some librarians these days work as consultants or in information services companies, and other non-library jobs are growing in number.
Librarians are also increasingly combining traditional duties with work involving technology. And the industry's embrace of technology ensures that users will continue to enjoy better access to better-organized information. Who will be behind these innovations? Librarians, of course.