||Health Sciences Librarian
|Duties and Responsibilities:
||Health Sciences Librarians and Library Technicians collect and organize
medical information and help practitioners find the information they need
for patient care, education, research, and administration.
Librarians select and acquire books, journals, and other library material.
They also establish electronic and digital database information systems.
They organize this information into collections and develop catalogs for
access and provide reference assistance to patrons. They coordinate
and control budgets and supervise library technicians.
Library technicians assist librarians in organizing collections, shelve
books, manage circulation desks, answer patrons' questions, and perform
$20,000 - $30,000 (Library Technicians)
$35,000 - $55,000 (Librarians)
||Students should take challenging high school courses in information
management, science, math, and English.
Health sciences library technician training varies by employer.
Some provide on the job training, but all prefer that students complete
library technician programs at a community college or technical school.
Associate's degrees can be earned in many of these programs.
Health Science Librarians should earn an undergraduate degree in one
of the life sciences and must earn a master's degree in library science
from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association.
Some library science graduate programs offer specialized courses in health
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||Medical Library Association
6 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602-4805