What Does A Librarian Do?

Librarians help people to conduct research and find information within a library.

How Do I Become A Librarian?

A master’s degree in library science is usually required for this position. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree; students may need a bachelor’s degree in library science to be admitted to the master’s program.

What is the Average Salary For A Librarian?

High – 93,000
Median – 58,000
Low – 34,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Librarian?

  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Librarian?

Librarians work for local government, colleges and universities, companies, and elementary and secondary schools. Most work full time, but opportunities for part-time work do exist. This work may require working evenings and weekends.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Librarian?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Librarian?