If I recall, eBeth knows quite a bit about this. I remember her saying that it is hard to find jobs as a librarian......
Minimum requirements include a Master s degree in Library orInformation Science, excellent communications skills, strong criticalthinking/analytic skills, and well-developed research skills. Candidates withreading and research ability in critical foreign languages are strongly desired.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
Salary:$46,460 $90,968 Location:Washington, DC metropolitan area
The CIA's looking for librarians right now.
Michele Cloonan, dean of the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, sees fewer jobs in the short term, but good prospects in the long-run - and for anyone willing to relocate to jobs nationwide.
"Our applications continue to rise," she says. "Some [people] are being laid off, but others are retiring and not all sectors get hit at the same time. Public libraries and schools may get hit, but not necessarily academic and specialty libraries."
Many who signed up for graduate studies in the 1990s were aiming for jobs in high-tech corporate America as digital archivists for companies like Dreamworks SKG, a Hollywood studio that recognized the need to better organize and retrieve corporate information, says Ms. Cloonan.
Since then, however, many have lost their jobs, including some with dot.coms that went bust.
Still, applications among school- librarian hopefuls have remained steady and even grown slightly, despite low salaries that average $35,000 a year for a beginning librarian.
"Not everyone cares about the money," Cloonan says. "They just want to work with kids."
Since May 2007, the following has occurred:
* Librarian jobs decreased 17%
Most librarians work in elementary and secondary schools (like hugely MOST) with a mean wage of $54,660.
How'd you like to work in Dayton, Ohio?
I'm not sure about Dayton, Ohio.
I would be willing to move anywhere where it doesn't snow.