There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an acquisitions librarian. For example, did you know that they make an average of $23.18 an hour? That's $48,218 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 6% and produce 8,500 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many acquisitions librarians have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, initiative and interpersonal skills.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be an acquisitions librarian, we found that a lot of resumes listed 34.5% of acquisitions librarians included library services, while 17.8% of resumes included collection development, and 12.2% of resumes included inter-library loans. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the acquisitions librarian job title. But what industry to start with? Most acquisitions librarians actually find jobs in the professional and education industries.
If you're interested in becoming an acquisitions librarian, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 57.1% of acquisitions librarians have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 27.0% of acquisitions librarians have master's degrees. Even though most acquisitions librarians have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an acquisitions librarian. In fact, many acquisitions librarian jobs require experience in a role such as librarian. Meanwhile, many acquisitions librarians also have previous career experience in roles such as reference librarian or internship.
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