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  • Copyright Librarian

    Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. For a complete description and to ensure consideration, please apply online at This highly collaborative position will work closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Scholarly Communications Team. Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. The Copyright Librarian, reporting to the Scholarly Communication Librarian, has primary responsibility for helping faculty, staff, and students with questions and issues concerning all aspects of copyright in higher education instruction, scholarly and creative productivity, and publishing, with a secondary focus on broader scholarly communication topics.
    $50k-72k yearly est.21d ago
  • Digital Scholarship and STEM Research Librarian

    Southwestern University is accepting applications for the Digital Scholarship and STEM Research Librarian.
    $58k-66k yearly est.8d ago
  • Research Services Librarian (Librarian 1 or 2) - Natural, Environmental, and Life Sciences

    Contributes to digital scholarship efforts at the UConn Library. The UConn Library seeks a collaborative and proactive individual to serve as the Research Services Librarian for disciplines within and associated with the natural, environmental, and life sciences subject areas. Communicates and collaborates with UConn Library colleagues and stakeholders across all units and campuses to explore and meet stakeholder needs and advance UConn Library efforts. Works effectively in current applications, software, and tools as set by the UConn Library and the University of Connecticut. Serves as research librarian for disciplines within the natural, environmental, life sciences, and associated subject areas. Provides liaison services including, but not limited to, research support, in-depth research consultations, and participation in UConn Library's live chat service. The Research Services Librarian engages in outreach and communication with students and faculty and contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaborating with colleagues, partnering with stakeholders, and engaging with Library-wide initiatives in support of life-transformative education. Engages in outreach to students and faculty to align and integrate the UConn Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts. Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Research Services Librarian connects UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to UConn community students, faculty, and staff in support of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UConn and in the State of Connecticut.
    $46k-73k yearly est.6d ago
  • Librarian - Detention Center (part-time)

    * Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the library in Arlington County Detention Center to include responding to inmate inquiries, assessing needs and interest of inmates to determine appropriate resources, recommending materials, conducting database searches, and assisting customers in finding materials both onsite and remotely; The Arlington County Public Library System is seeking a Detention Center Librarian to provide services, resources, and information for incarcerated individuals in the county jail. Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. * Up to three years of experience serving in a Librarian role including at least one year in the area of specialty. The employee will work closely with Arlington Public Library and the Arlington County Detention Facility to develop and deliver programs and services to meet the educational, social, and recreational needs of this specific population. Current vacancy is at the Arlington County Detention Facility library.
    $53k-65k yearly est.20d ago
  • Campus Librarian

    The Campus Librarian independently manages the daily operations of the campus library including reference, library instruction and circulation. This position is based at our Manassas, VA campus location.
    $47k-69k yearly est.23d ago
  • Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, & Engagement

    $54k-71k yearly est.2d ago
  • Library Associate 3

    + Supports Circulation Desk by assisting with answering patron questions, issuing library cards, checking in/out materials, and managing patron accounts + Work closely with Librarians and library management to plan, implement and promote programming activities, with a focus on Adult Services + Inform library patrons of rules of conduct as necessary, and enforce those rules when appropriate + Three years library experience preferred + May supervise junior Library Associates which includes managing performance, evaluation, interviewing/hiring, training and approving timesheets + Work closely with Librarians and library management to plan, implement, and attend outreach services around the community + Assist with library opening and closing procedures + Proficiency with library systems and databases The primary responsibility is to assist the librarian with planning and facilitating library programs and/or volunteer coordination. + Act as Person in Charge (PIC) when library management or librarians are not available + May maintain circulation records and oversee the mailing of library materials to patrons in homebound or other programs The Library Associate 3 role is the senior role in the Library Associate job family. + Provides customer service to patrons by welcoming patrons, providing tours and assisting patrons in all areas of the library
    $25k-33k yearly est.15d ago
  • Librarian

    * Washington 1 vacancy
    $65k-84.4k yearly21d ago
  • Librarian

    The Community Outreach Services department for Prince William Public Libraries is looking for two energetic and creative Librarians who will help fulfill outreach needs through programming, informing the community of the library's resources, and eventually helping to staff PWPL's future bookmobile that will provide library services to all areas of the county.
    $58.6k-73.2k yearly9d ago
  • Senior Librarian

    Coordinates with Manager and Database Librarian to maintain databases. Trains staff to proficiently use services and resources, including those offered by the National Academies' Research Center. Coordinates with Database Librarian to plan, update, and clean up tables in databases. Coordinates and plans marketing and promotion activities to broaden awareness of overall library services, including those offered by the National Academies' Research Center, focusing on maintaining high-level usage of resources.
    $79k-97k yearly est.14d ago
  • Librarian (Education and Training)

    Presents information to groups and individuals within the Library community and within the Library of Congress. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, and formal correspondence through "Ask a Librarian" queries through Question Point scripts and other means of inquiry. The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
    $54k-78k yearly est.20d ago
  • Librarian (Law)

    Responsibilities As a Librarian (Law) for the Library Resources Section, responsibilities will include: Analyzing complex customer questions, requirements, and priorities and suggesting search strategies after conducting thorough reference interviews. This position is located in the Library Resources Section of the Executive Office (EXO) within the Antitrust Division (Division). EXO is a very dynamic and fast paced office, delivering the professional management services that power the Division's people and mission.
    $54k-78k yearly est.31d ago
  • Data Science Librarian

    Description The Data Science Librarian will provide support to the technical teams building the DAP and associated API by explaining cataloging and metadata concepts to help streamline access to the data independent of the data type or source. Data Science Librarian will support Systems Engineering to develop the information packages which identify the content store, -owner' point-of-contact, metadata fields, service specifications, volumetrics, and standards. Location Herndon, Virginia + 6+ years of data science librarian experience
    $72k-107k yearly est.60d+ ago
  • Campus Librarian

    The Campus Librarian independently manages the daily operations of the campus library including reference, library instruction and circulation. Since 1966, ECPI University's employees have been dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and career goals through our unique education model. This position is based at our Manassas, VA campus location. Transform your Career at ECPI University
    $47k-69k yearly est.25d ago
  • Librarian

    The DC History Center is operated by a full-time staff of 10, who work closely with the Board of Trustees, students, and volunteers. Assist in the fulfillment of the DC History Center's collection commitments. This position is Monday - Friday, with some weekend and evening hours for DC History Center or Library programs. Support staff and interns to advance the DC History Center's social media presence according to established guidelines to regularly promote the library and collections. About the DC History Center The Librarian serves the public by providing access to the non-circulating collections of the DC History Center. Established in 1894 and located at the Carnegie Library in Downtown, the DC History Center is a community-supported nonprofit organization, which deepens understanding of our city's past to connect, empower, and inspire. The Librarian reports to the Deputy Director and works in close collaboration with the Collections Manager, the Education Manager, and the Program Manager (who also report to the Deputy Director).
    $64k-68k yearly60d+ ago
  • Library Associate

    Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. Arlington County's Public Library is seeking an energetic and customer service focused Library Associate to join the Public Services team.
    $35k-48k yearly est.6d ago
  • Librarian - LAC Federal

    We are seeking a self-starter who brings basic knowledge and understanding of the technologies, library workflows, and research databases and who is willing to learn on the job with moderate oversight. This position is ideal for a librarian interested in supporting a federal agency and eager to learn. LAC Federal is seeking a Part-time Librarian to support a Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. + Two or more years of Library experience + Keep current trends in library technologies and make suggestions that will improve or enhance access to the library's online content. The Librarian will review and maintain subscriptions, acquire new materials, provide timely access to journal articles, and conduct information searches upon request. + Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
    $58k-77k yearly est.21d ago
  • Librarians-in-Residence 2023

    * Washington 6 vacancies
    $65k-84.4k yearly5d ago
  • Programming Librarian (Part-Time)

    Introduction Prince William Public Libraries is seeking a highly motivated, creative individual to join their staff as a Librarian for the new Makerspace and technology programming. This part-time position is located at Chinn Park Library in Woodbridge, VA. As a librarian you will staff the service desk, providing excellent customer service to a vibrant, diverse community.
    $30.1-37.6 hourly7d ago
  • Librarian

    Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems. Performs research in the cataloger's reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library.
    $54k-78k yearly est.20d ago

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Average Salary For a Librarian

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for a Librarian is $53,096 per year or $26 per hour. The highest paying Librarian jobs have a salary over $73,000 per year while the lowest paying Librarian jobs pay $38,000 per year

Updated March 22, 2023
Average Librarian Salary
$53,096 yearly
$26 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For a Librarian


Tutors are individual contributors who make sure that students assigned to them can understand classroom lessons. They are often full-time educators themselves, but they may also be working in other fields and are only passionate about teaching. Tutors usually meet students after school to go over any lesson that the students find challenging. They assist students with their homework or other schoolwork that the students may need help in. At times, tutors are tapped to help students study for future lessons, meaning that they go through classroom lessons in advance.


Instructors are responsible for imparting knowledge to students. They are well-versed in different topics related to their area of teaching. They prepare lessons, create presentation materials and other collaterals, and present these to the students. They manage the classroom and ensure that students are attentive. Instructors are also responsible for creating ways to check the students' knowledge retention through schoolwork and examinations. They also evaluate their teaching style as well to further improve their skills for the next batch of students. Instructors should be patient, creative, and well-versed in classroom management.


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Legal Assistant

Legal assistants are responsible for doing most of the administrative or clerical needs of a lawyer. They support lawyers by preparing documents for hearings or trials, conducting research for legal cases, organizing files and records, managing schedules, manning phone lines, communicating with legal clients, documenting meeting minutes, and setting up appointments. It is important for legal assistants to have a basic knowledge of laws and the judiciary system so that they can provide better support to lawyers. They should also be detail-oriented, organized, and excellent communicators.

Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant generally assists patients in their healthcare needs and medical procedures. They support patients in their daily activities by monitoring patients' temperature and food intake, ensuring the cleanliness of the patient's room, and keeping documentation of patients' conditions for reference of nurses and doctors. A certified nursing assistant should also communicate with patients' families and provide updates as often as needed. It is also important that a nursing assistant is patient and compassionate enough to attend to direct patient needs, which could get demanding or challenging at times.

Illustrated Career Paths For a Librarian

Librarian Jobs FAQs

How Do I Get A Job As A Librarian?

To get a job as a librarian, you'll need the right combination of educational credentials and work experience. To become a librarian starts with a bachelor's degree; however, many librarians earn a master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Is Being A Librarian A Good Career?

Yes, being a librarian is a good career. Librarians have a great work-life balance and work environment. Although typically considered a quiet job, working as a librarian can be an exciting way to get your hands on many different community-based projects.

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