I thought this blog was a really useful tool; it gave me confidence that being a librarian does not mean that I have to work at a library. This is a list done by a student that was getting his MLIS and most of the jobs that are listed on this blog don’t even have the word librarian in them! That was definitely something that was really interesting to me. Some of the jobs on here are metadata analyst, data officer, web project manager, intelligence associate, and even a technology coordinator. These are some of the jobs I never really thought even existed but thinking about it makes sense. The ALA website had more jobs that were interesting as well such as information architect and information brokers. Their definition for an information architect was that they “design the conceptual structure and logical organization of websites, intranets and online communities” (“Non-Traditional Jobs”, n.d.). The thing that they all have in common is that they all deal with handling information.
61 Non-Librarian Jobs for LIS Grads. (n.d.). Information Space. Retrieved October 27, 2013, from http://infospace.ischool.syr.edu/2011/12/23/61-non-librarian-jobs-for-librarians/
Non-traditional jobs for librarians. (n.d.). American Library Association. Retrieved October 27, 2013, from http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/paths/jobtypes/privatesector