Well, at least the future of librarianship is hot. Don’t believe me? Just ask US News & World Report. They listed Librarian as one of the top careers for 2007. As they point out, “it’s an underrated career… help researchers plumb the oceans of information available in books and digital records… go on shopping sprees… put on performances…” Read the full report on their website.
Still don’t believe me? I’ve got more. Parade Magazine listed Corporate Librarian as one of the hottest careers for college graduates. As a side note, I was just at the Special Libraries Association conference in Denver with a bunch of corporate librarians, and let me tell you – they know how to have fun.
As if you still needed more evidence, Kiplinger.com, which publishes Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, included Librarian on their list of seven great careers for 2007. With keen observation, the author notes that “today’s librarian is a high-tech information sleuth, a master of mining cool databases (well beyond Google) to unearth the desired nuggets.”
Source: SLA Connections newsletter, May 2007