Why?• This will take more time to discuss – Understand terminology, scientific concepts and technology – Good with numbers and data or computers – Can communicate with researchers and laypeople – Desire to help people find the right information in a cost effective way. (Google isn’t always the best tool.) – The more information there is, the harder it gets to find the needle in the haystack – Understand some of the STM publishing business
Here are some places you could work• Science, engineering and technology librarians are needed in – Government and non‐profits – Corporate libraries – Medical centers – Academic libraries – Consulting – Public Libraries
Corporate Libraries• Small engineering firm researching patents, manage internal documents• Computer or telecommunications company working on databases• Pharmaceutical firm doing chemical searching• Ball Aerospace/Lockheed Martin• Law firms
Medical Libraries• Hospitals working with doctors and nurses• Medical centers working with patients• Academic environmental helping students understand medical and nursing research
Academic• There are many opportunities to work in academic libraries – Colorado School of Mines – Regis University – CU‐Denver/Boulder/Colorado Springs/HSC• Subject specialists• Computer & DB Systems librarians
The End• Joseph.firstname.lastname@example.org• @jokrausdu• http://scitech.sla.org/• http://scitech.sla.org/beyond‐the‐core‐duties/• http://pam.sla.org/• http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryof leadership/sections/sts/stswebsite• This presentation is here online.