Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

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What do they do?

Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Also known as:

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Classification Instructor, Information Science Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Library Instructor, Library Science Professor, Library Technology Instructor, Professor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 5.3%

    Percent Change

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  • 500

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Post masters certificate, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (43.9%)
  • Master's degree (32.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.5%)
  • Associate's degree (2.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (1.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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