A Satisfying Career, Not Merely a Job
The field of Library and Information Science is filled with professionals passionate about making a positive change in the world around them. They share a deep satisfaction with what they do: in one recent survey over 85 percent of respondents said they would choose a career in the information professions again.
Career Options for MLIS Graduates
A broad range of career opportunities in the information field are open to graduates of the MLIS program. Many graduates go into the field of librarianship, working as librarians in public, corporate and academic libraries or other library settings.
Representative librarianship positions might include:
- Archives and Special Collections Librarian
- Children’s Librarian
- Learning Resource Center Librarian
- Reference Librarian
- School Librarian
- Subject Specialist Librarian
- University Library Director
- Urban Branch Manager
In addition, graduates are qualified to pursue and have secured professional positions as:
- Competitive Intelligence Analyst
- Information Architect
- Information Officer
- Internet Trainer
- Knowledge Management Specialist
- Nonprofit Project Coordinator
- Senior Program Manager
- Taxonomy Lead
Career Services at the iSchool
The UW iSchool prepares students for their careers by providing a variety of services including workshops on resume building, networking and interviewing as well as job listings. An annual career fair, the Employers Connection Fair, occurs at the beginning of each winter quarter. Employers are also featured on-campus at events throughout the year. Supporting our students' professional development is a commitment of the iSchool. Learn more about Career Services.