8 August 2007

Technology turns library science from spinster to suddenly sexy

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After the New York Times, now also the Connecticut Business News Journal has noticed that “library science has become one of the most desirable career paths in the job market” and that “the next generation of librarians will serve a technology-dependent world with a user-centered focus”.

It offers several reasons why library science has become a hot career, including the fact that “librarians have become information professionals who combine traditional ‘librarian’ duties with the rapidly evolving technology users have has become accustomed to” and that “librarians – or information specialists, as they are increasingly identified – are now applying their information management and research skills to train database users, as well as in other areas such as Web content management and design, information systems, Internet coordination and other industries including marketing/advertising/public relations, law and government, medicine and entertainment.”

(The accompanying photo still seems the be one from the now bygone era)

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