Career Focus: “Librarians at large: advice for transitioning”

In Librarians at large: advice for transitioning, a recent post on, they discuss ways in which the typical librarian skill set can be applied to non-librarian positions.

Job titles they recommend looking for include:

  • Researcher
  • Data manager
  • Project manager
  • Database designer
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Digital content creator
  • Program manager
  • Social media manager
  • Technology trainer
  • Client service manager
  • Business process manager
  • Content creator
  • Grants manager

They also recommend ways to describe your skills in a non-library context. Transferrable skills are key, but we don’t always know how to talk about what we do in libraries in other ways, and they have a great list to think about. Library Journal also has great an article discussing transferable skills for working outside of a library setting.

Lastly, the piece links to their favorite job hunting advice. Check it out and good luck!

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