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Library and Information Science Instructors

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 5,700 library science educators employed in the United States. Library and information science instructors work for colleges and universities that have library science or information science degree programs. With a doctorate, a number of publications, and a record of good teaching, professors should find opportunities in universities all across the country. Library and information science instructors teach in undergraduate and graduate programs. The teaching jobs at doctoral institutions are usually better paying and more prestigious. The most sought-after positions are those that offer tenure. Library science teachers who have only a master's degree will be limited to opportunities with junior colleges, community colleges, and some small private institutions.

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