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Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, giving presentations at conferences, and serving on committees in professional associations.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as collection development, archival methods, and indexing and abstracting.
    • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
    • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
    • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
    • Develop and teach online courses.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
    • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
    • Edit manuscripts for professional journals.
    • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
    • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
    • Participate in campus and community events.
    • Act as advisers to student organizations.
    • Select and invite guest speakers to speak to classes.
    • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 63360/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 240
    • Yearly Projected Openings 20

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    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Initiative
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Independence
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Televisions
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    • Compact disk players or recorders

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Library software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software
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