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Career Outlook

  • The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics* predicts the job outlook for library science will be favorable through 2018, due primarily to the fact that many people employed in the field will retire.
  • The role of a school librarian has been redefined in the last decade, and it will continue to evolve. Those who bring flexibility and creativity to their job, particularly in the area of technology will be more likely to stay competitive.
  • A library science degree from Eastern Kentucky University prepares individuals to serve as school librarians and teacher leaders in P-12 schools, impacting their classrooms, districts and communities.
  • Those with advanced certification and graduate degrees are poised to explore positions as P-12 school librarians, implementing new technology in the classroom.
  • By participating in a core curriculum designed to build leadership skills, EKU graduates define themselves as 21st century librarians for 21st century classrooms.

*2010-2011Bureau of Labor Statistics: Library Science Career Outlook


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