Our student employees come from a wide variety of majors, interests, years, and backgrounds. Some students find that their experience working at Boatwright inspires them to pursue a career or further education in Library and Information Services. Here are some resources for understanding this diverse and constantly-evolving field and planning your next steps if you are interested in furthering your library career.
Below is a list of diverse types of library and information professionals and general job descriptions. Some are "traditional" library paths while others intersect with different fields such as the sciences, information technology, and law. Every field needs professionals who help store, manage, and facilitate access to information!
Any organization that manages information needs information professionals - the possibilities are endless!
A graduate degree in the library and information field is valuable in a professional environment with increasing information to manage. Here are links to programs and resources for pursuing a graduate degree in this field:
Career Services offers resources for students to explore and plan their careers. View their site or set up an advising appointment to discover more opportunities!
Below are some professional organizations related to library and information services and their career search sites:
VLA (Virginia Library Association) Jobline ***this site is Virginia-specific, but other state library associations exist as well