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Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
Library and information professionals and graduate studies
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This is a presentation to the UC Berkeley Gates Millennium Scholars on April 12, 2011. …

This is a presentation to the UC Berkeley Gates Millennium Scholars on April 12, 2011.

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  • e.g., economic consulting firmAt an economic consulting firm, I organized their collection of materials and created a directory
  • Reflect the core values of librarianship – noble profession
  • http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes254021.htm
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    • 1. Library and
      information
      professionals
      &
      Graduate
      studies
      Jeffery Loo, MLIS MSc PhD
      Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library
      UC Berkeley
      at UC Berkeley
    • 2. "The first thing you need to do
      is update your résumé."
    • 3. Who are librarians and information professionals?
      Members of a helping profession
      Help through information
      Buildand organize a collection of information – and help people find and use this information
    • 4. Think of a moment
      when information
      made a BIG difference
      Discovering a new idea
      Finding a solution to a problem
    • 5. Information is anything that makes a difference
      Watching a video for entertainment
      Reading books or journal articles
      Checking Facebook for social updates
      Therefore, a career as an informational professional is wide-ranging and you can choose your specialization
    • 6. What do librarians and information professionals do?
      A brief tour of LIS professional profiles
      from mypersonal experiences
    • 7. Teacher/Children's Librarian
      She read to us
      Helped us find a book to read for fun or for our homework
    • 8. Information specialist/consultant
      Business and corporate environments are possible
      For example, organizing information resources and providing researchservices
    • 9. Public Librarian
      Answers to all sorts of questions
      • Recipes for cookies
      • 10. Why cheddar cheese is orange?
      • 11. Help on science fair projects and homework assignments
      • 12. Books on household repair
      • 13. Help with taxes and business issues
      Democracy in action
      an informed citizenry
    • 14. Government Library
      Associate Fellowshipat the National Library of Medicine/NIH
      NLM develops databases of research materials
      Library of Congress
      Published an instruction manual as a digital book
      Fellowship opportunities
    • 15. Academic Librarian
      Teach classes on finding information
      Answer reference questions
      Buy information resources
      Library information and computer systems projects
      Special projects/committees– educational initiatives, scholarly communications, diversity
    • 16. Emerging and non-library positions
      Roles: Information architect, metadata specialist, and more
      Environments: Information technology sector, associations, foundations, NGO’s
    • 17. Special Libraries
      Law
      Museums
      Business
      and more ….
      Art
    • 18. Academia
      Information and Library Science faculty
    • 19. Core values of librarianship
      Access
      Confidentiality/Privacy
      Democracy
      Diversity
      Education and Lifelong Learning
      Intellectual Freedom
      Preservation
      The Public Good
      Professionalism
      Service
      Social Responsibility
      ALA’s Core Values of Librarianship
    • 20. There is something for everyone
      Librarians & information professionals
      Information
      People
      Technology
    • 21. Studying to be a librarian or information professional
      Graduate programs (1 – 2 years)
      • ALA-accredited MLIS degree (Directory of schools)
      • 22. MSIS degrees (does not focus on libraries)
      Generally, you will study:
      • Organization of information
      • 23. Information center management
      • 24. Developing in-person and online services
      • 25. Information technology
      • 26. Electives for your specialization
    • Tips for aspiring information professionals
      Check out:
      • library and information associations
      • 27. information and library science schools
      Talk to information professionals
      Consider librarianship as a Plan Bor “second career”
    • 28. General career
      Consider whether a professional career appeals to you (e.g., medicine, law, business, librarianship, and more)
      Professional careers:
      requires specialized training
      possesses shared characteristics, standards, and activities
      offers a path/structure for your career – institutions, standards, and work activities that help guide your future
    • 29. Talk to people about their careers
      In general, people want to help.
      However, be polite and show interest.
      General career tips
      Career decisions
      can be scary
    • 30. haiku summary
      helping people tocollect, share, and use info –a noble career

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