Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1082.00

Description:

Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
5,600 employed

Projected (2024):
6,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Instructor Library Technical Assistant Program
  • Adjunct Professor in Educational Media and Library Sciences Program
  • Archival Studies Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Information Studies
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor in Library and Information Science
  • Associate Professor of Library Media
  • Associate Professor of Library Science
  • Cataloging and Classification Instructor
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Dean
  • Department Chair
  • Faculty Member
  • Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Librarian
  • Library and Information Science Professor
  • Library and Information Technology Instructor
  • Library Director
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Library Science Instructor
  • Library Science Professor
  • Library Services Dean
  • Library Technology Instructor
  • Medical Record Librarians Teacher
  • Medical Records Library Professor
  • Professor
  • Reference Librarian
  • School Library Media Program Director
  • School of Library and Information Services Adjunct Professor


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as collection development, archival methods, and indexing and abstracting.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, giving presentations at conferences, and serving on committees in professional associations.
  • Develop and teach online courses.
  • Edit manuscripts for professional journals.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Handheld microphones
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Database management system software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • EBSCO Information Services Academic Search Premier
  • EBSCO Information Services Library Literature and Information Science Index
  • EBSCO Library, Information Science, and Technology Abstracts LISTSA
  • EBSCO OmniFile FullText Mega
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • Email software
  • Emerald Insight Emerald Management Xtra
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Extensible stylesheet language transformations XSLT
  • Gale Cengage Learning Associations Unlimited
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • ITHAKA JSTOR
  • JavaScript
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • LexisNexis software
  • Library of Congress online databases
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • MySQL software
  • OCLC ILLiad resource sharing management software
  • Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science ODLIS
  • Oracle software
  • PHP: Hypertext preprocessor
  • ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global
  • ProQuest ERIC software
  • ProQuest Library and Information Science Abstracts LISA
  • Sakai CLE
  • Social networking platforms
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science
  • Ulrichsweb
  • Web browser software
  • Web conferencing software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000