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UNIV: Career Exploration (1103 & 1113 classes): Sample Occupation

Supporting an assignment for Ann Glauser's UNIV1113 classes, but useful for anyone who would like to research a career.

Instruction Librarian

Occupational Outlook: Occupational Outlook Handbook - Librarians entry

Using one source to find other sources: OOH More Info to O-Net

Finding out if it suits my personality: O-Net Work Styles Section

Finding national associations on Google: Sample search and explanation below:

  • Google can search from either keywords, or phrases. It searches differently from databases, which prefer Boolean (and, or, not) searches.
  • You can limit to certain types of sites in the normal Google search screen using the command site: followed by the type of site, such as .org, .gov, etc.
  • You can also use the Google Advanced Search Screen.
  • You can also try similar phrases, such as, "professional organizations" or "professional associations".

National associations: ALA Education and Careers page, Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section

Journal article found with Multisearch: "Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians: Is There Still a Disconnect
Between Professional Education and Professional Responsibilities?" (search sample). Full text found using "Find it at UGA" button in multisearch.

Longer Boolean search on librarians. What's Boolean? See about AND and NOT searches here.

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Sandra Riggs
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