Master of Library and Information Science

Careers in Library and Information Science

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.

Follow Your Passion

Much like a choose-your-own-adventure storybook, library and information science offers many pathways to explore based on your passions, what you want to learn, and how you want to make an impact. No matter your area of interest, you’ll be well-prepared for the journey.

Some of the pathways you may choose to explore include:

Careers for Library and Information Science Graduates

 Where are they now?Our recent graduates’ job titles include:

  • Archives and Special Collections Librarian
  • Children’s Librarian
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Electronic Resource Librarian
  • Information Architect
  • Information Officer
  • Internet Trainer
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Learning Resource Center Librarian
  • Librarian and Media Specialist
  • Program Consultant
  • Publishing Manager
  • Rare Books Curator
  • Reference Librarian
  • Research Analyst
  • School Librarian
  • Semantic Modeler
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Subject Specialist Librarian
  • Taxonomist
  • University Library Director
  • Urban Branch Manager
  • Web Content Strategist
  • Youth Services Librarian

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.  The annual iSchool Career Fair occurs at the beginning of each winter quarter.  Employers are also featured at on-campus events throughout the year. Supporting our students' professional development is a commitment of the iSchool. Learn more about Career Services.