Sunday, December 31, 2006

333.702 Careers for 2007: Librarians Count!

According to U.S. News and World Report being a Librarian is a top job for 2007. One reference to the list states "...even though anybody can do a Google search, for instance, librarians will be needed more and more to help us navigate all that digital information." The list of 25 careers and the high points (and low points) of each can be found here. More information from the article and other related pieces can be found here.

We still have a ways to go to be the top rated as far as salary or prestige goes, but it is something to be recognized for our contributions to the information age...especially when so many of us still continue to hear (from the uninformed, but none the less, often highly regarded,) remarks such as "Librarians aren't needed" or "everything can be found on the internet so we don't need books or Libraries."

No one ever said it was an easy job. It is good to get some notice however!

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