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Business: Library & Information Science Careers Resources

Use this guide as a first stop to finding and using the business and management related resources of the UC San Diego Library.



What Do Employers Want: a Guide for Library Science Students

Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library & Information Science

Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide

What They Don't Teach You in Library School

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Use Roger, the UC San Diego Library catalog, to find more items.

Useful subjects are:

  • library science vocational guidance
  • librarians employment
  • librarians job descriptions

Useful book series & collections are:

Quick Links for Information on LIS Careers

These resources are an admittedly abbreviated intro into the information about Library & Information Science careers.


Where to find more - videos and web interviews, blogs, etc.:

San Jose State University Career Colloquia videos,

Disney animation research library,

Libraries Support Economic Development, (public library example of how librarians help patrons with career change, business startups and more)

Looking for Patterns: Understanding the role of a data librarian,

Panel on Geographic Information Services in academic libraries,

What’s exciting about being a digital librarian,

Legislative Research Librarian,

Future of Librarians – Interviews with library thought leaders


Job descriptions:

Chronicle of Higher Education (for academic jobs),

I Need A Library Job,


Library & Information Science Programs, Scholarships & Networking Opportunities:

American Library Association,

ALA’s main career site, scholarships page,

Special Libraries Association, most of the Chapters and Divisions have scholarships; check the ones you are most interested in to see what they offer. Most local and regional Chapters have networking events or ways you can do informational interviews with librarians working in settings of interest to you.

Society of American Archivists,

Association of Research Libraries’ Career Enhancement Program (fellowship), (UCSD Coordinator is librarian Alanna Aiko Moore,



Library Juice: on the intersection of libraries, politics and culture,

Library Success: best practices wiki,

Steven’s Lighthouse: illuminating library industry trends,

Roy Tennant,

Robert McDonald,

Michael Stephens,

Digital Shift,

ALA Tech Source,


Research Help

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Adele Barsh
Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Subjects: Business

Don't Forget:

you have two other great campus resources available to you