Careers & Internships

Career Outlook

Prospects for the future are extremely positive for well-prepared new graduates guided by creative faculty advisors. Employment opportunities vary according to the type of library, educational qualifications, and the areas of specialization of the individual preparing to enter the profession. The librarian who is flexible with respect to geographic area and willing to meet the challenge of serving special groups will have especially good opportunities for employment.

Possible Career Paths

If you are interested in a career in information technology, consider taking:

LS 541 Database Management for Library Professionals
LS 542 Information Seeking Behavior in User Interface Design
LS 575 Digital Libraries
LS 582 Electronic
LS 589 New Technology for Educators

If you are interested in a career in government librarianship or agencies, consider taking:

LS 541 Database Management for Library Professionals
LS 547 Leadership for Libraries and information Centers
LS 574 Online Information Retrieval
LS 575 Digital Libraries

If you are interested in a career in local history and genealogy collections, consider taking:

LS 535 Archival Management for Small Repositories
LS 536 Special Collection Representation & Records Management
LS 545 Reference Services for Genealogy and Local History Collections
LS 575 Digital Libraries
LS 587 Indexing in the Digital Age
LS 588 Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

If you are interested in a career in technical services, consider taking:

LS 501 Developing Library Collections
LS 552 Advanced Cataloging and Classification
LS 569 Management of Technical Access Services
LS 582 Electronic Resource Management
LS 587 Indexing in the Digital Age
LS 588 Preservation and Conservation of Library Materials

If you are interested in a career in an academic library, consider taking:

LS 501 Developing Library Collections
LS 506 Advanced Reference and Information Sources
LS 529 Instructional Strategies for Librarians and Information Professionals
LS 550 Advanced Research Methodologies in Libraries
LS 574 Online Information Retrieval
LS 591 Business Reference Sources and Services

If you are interested in a career in adult services in public libraries, consider taking:

LS 501 Developing Library Collections
LS 543 Adult Programming for Public Libraries
LS 549 Genre Fiction and Readers' Advisory
LS 574 Online Information Retrieval
LS 575 Digital Libraries
LS 591 Business Reference Sources and Services

If you are interested in a career in children and youth services in public libraries, consider taking:

LS 501 Developing Library Collections
LS 529 Instructional Strategies for Librarians and Information Professionals
LS 540 Multicultural Sources and Services for Educators and Librarians
LS 577 Libraries, Literature and the Child
LS 583 Libraries, Literature and Young Adults
LS 589 New Technology for Educators

If you are a certified teacher in PA and interested in adding school library certification, consider taking:

LS 532 Management of School Library Media Centers
LS 574 Online Information Retrieval
LS 577 Libraries, Literature and the Child
LS 583 Libraries, Literature and Young Adults
LS 589 New Technology for Educators

 

Job Preparation and Search Service

Clarion University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Information and Library Science assist both students and alumni in obtaining positions in libraries and related agencies by acting as a clearinghouse for current job information, and by posting vacancy announcements. Official academic transcripts, however, must be requested by the student from the university registrar. 

The Career Development Center provides assistance to all students by promoting job opportunities received from public schools, government agencies, business, and industry through Clarion Career Connections - your online career management system.. It also provides assistance for job preparation such as resumes, mock interviews, cover letters, and the job search process.  We recommend that you start job search preparation during your junior year so that you are ready to conduct the job search during your senior year.

Job opportunities

Academic

Carnegie Library of McKeesport-Job Openings 

They are also currently posted on our website, at: http://mckeesportlibrary.org/pages/job_openings.html.  Posted 10-2017

Public

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director, Somerset County Library (PA)

Somerset County Library, located on the campus of the Somerset County Education Center in Somerset, PA, seeks an enthusiastic, organized, hands-on Assistant Director with a passion for public library services and a strong desire to help the citizens of Somerset County meet the demands of life in the 21st century and achieve their dreams.

Would you like to be a key member of a dynamic team working with our community and developing new programs, collections, and services designed to improve the overall quality of life in our county? If so, please visit http://somersetcolibrary.org/jobs/ for additional information.  Posted 10-2017

Special

Meadville Medical Center

We are seeking to hire a Librarian with a Master's Degree in Library Sciences to work Part-Time 8am-4pm.

Here is the link so those that are interested can apply directly. 
https://www.healthcaresource.com/meadville/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=101463   Posted 10-2017

Digital Librarian/Collection Analyst at a nonprofit in DC.

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/08d9c6ca744449f2a261491fd12338d3-digital-librariancollections-analyst-association-of-science-technology-centers-washington?  Posted 10-2017

Internship

Archival and Digital Collections Internship -Philadelphia, pa https://hsp.org/about-us/opportunities/internships/archival-internships  Deadlines: Negotiable. Typically, December 1 for Spring internships; April 15 for Summer internships; July 15 for Fall internships

Robinson Township Library - email Leslie Short for information shortl@einetwork.net<mailto:shortl@einetwork.net Deadline - ongoing 

Smithsonian Gardens, Archives of American Gardens offers paid and unpaid internships year-round to students enrolled in graduate programs http://gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internship-aag.htmlDeadlines Winter/Spring Internships: November 15 Both Summer and Fall Internships: February 1

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Last Updated 7/2/18