- User/Reader services: reference, information and referral services, youth services, children, young adults, special collections
- Technical services: acquisitions, serials management, collection development, cataloging, system automation, archives management
- Web development/maintenance
- Special collections
- Genealogical research
- Central libraries
- Library branches
- Library services to jails, retirement homes, nursing homes, hospitals, senior centers, etc.
Information & Strategies
- Some librarians specialize in a particular subject area such as government collections or technology, or a particular type of materials, such as maps or photography, or with a special population.
- Creativity, a flair for drama, and an enjoyment of children are important for those working in youth services. Courses in child development and psychology are helpful in this field.
- Develop a broad liberal arts background and earn a master's degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program.
- Develop strong computer skills and learn to enjoy working with new technology.