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Library directors, also referred to as head librarians or library administrators, manage libraries. Much of their work is administrative, for example, creating a budget for new book acquisitions and technological equipment, managing the library's collection, fund-raising, devising public relations campaigns, working with community or academic leaders, and hiring, training, and scheduling library staff.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Enterprising

Organized

Career Ladder
Professor, or Consultant, or Information Broker

Library Director

Chief Librarian or Associate Director

Librarian