Suzanna Conrad

Information Professional

Emerging Trends for Librarian Job Titles (from SJSU SLIS)

I was reading an article today on a discussion forum about emerging trends for librarian job titles and a user linked to a study by SJSU SLIS detailing some of the new job titles, responsibilities and skills/knowledge required. It's really interesting! I was happy to see many titles that weren't necessarily discussed in the Forbes article I had blogged about before such as Systems Librarian, Taxonomist, Information Architect, Knowledge Manager, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Business Intelligence Analyst, etc. I was also pleased to see that those compiling the information actually looked at some general job boards and determined that even some jobs that weren't on library sites might also require similar skill sets to those taught to librarians.