Wayne State University

Library Services Careers

Competencies attained from this Track:

•Effective communication strategies in varied environments and platforms;

•Research skills and appropriate use of sources;

•Critical understanding of teaching and information literacy in an LIS context;

•Ability to manage people and institutions through communication and technical knowledge;

•Clear knowledge of socio-cultural competencies to connect with diverse user communities

 

Examples  of Job Titles

  • Academic Librarian
  • Adult Services Librarian
  • Cataloger
  • Children's Librarian
  • Corporate Librarian
  • Diversity Librarian
  • Information Broker / Consultant
  • Information Manager
  • Library Director
  • Outreach Librarian
  • Programming Librarian
  • Public Librarian
  • Reference Librarian
  • Researcher
  • School Librarian / School Library Media Specialist
  • Teen Services Librarian
  • Virtual Librarian
  • Web Librarian

 

Workplaces That Need these Critical Skills

  • Public and Private Schools
  • Public, Corporate and Academic Libraries
  • Special Collections in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations
  • Various  Businesses  with a  Need for Strong Research Skills like Library Vendors, Publishers, Entertainment, Marketing Research, Competitive Intelligence and Corporate Information Officers

 

A Sample of Past Places for Practicums

  • Andrews University Library
  • Berkley High School
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brighton District Library
  • Caro Public Library
  • Charleston County Public Library
  • Clarktson Elementary
  • Cranbrook Kingswood Girls' Middle School
  • DALNET
  • Dearborn Heights Public Library
  • Dexter High School
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Erickson Elementary School
  • Grand Valley State University Libraries
  • Garden City Middle School
  • Haslett High School
  • Kent District Library
  • Macomb County Community College Library
  • Marygrove College Library
  • The Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Michigan State University Library
  • The Motown Museum
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Mt. Clemens Jr. & Senior High School
  • New York Public Library
  • Newton Free Library, Newton, MA
  • North Idaho College
  • Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL
  • Prairie State College
  • Plymouth High School
  • Okemos High School & Middle School
  • Rochester College
  • Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
  • St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio
  • Toronto Public Library
  • TRW
  • Troy Public Library
  • University of Detroit Mercy Library
  • University of California, Irvine Library
  • University of Texas Libraries
  • Waldon Middle School
  • Walsh College Library
  • Washington State Holocaust Education Center Library
  • Wayne County Community College
  • West Bloomfield Township Public Library

 

A Sample of Institutions Employing our Graduates

  • Allied Vaughan
  • Birmingham Public Schools
  • Canton/Plymouth Community Schools
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • Chippewa River District Library
  • Clarkston Public Schools
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Dearborn Public Schools
  • Kent District Library
  • Michigan Opera Theater
  • Oakland County Community College Library
  • Reuther Library at Wayne State University
  • Rochester Hills Public Library
  • Southfield Public Library
  • Southfield Public Schools
  • Troy Public Library
  • University of Michigan Libraries
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Wayne County Community College Library
  • Wayne State University Libraries