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HTY/POL 301 Career Prep and HTY 339: Historiographical Essays and HTY 499/POL 499 Senior Seminar: HTY/POL 301 Career Development Seminar (Career Prep)

Readings in History


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Professor Carol Ann Moon, MA, MA (LIS), MFA

Reference and Instructional Outreach Librarian -- 352-588-8261









Instruction Requests from Dr. DuBois


"... discussing all the different careers related to library science would be a great way to start. Whether it’s the various jobs within a library, or the work folks with degrees in library science can find outside the traditional library setting – all of that would be great for them to hear."


"Talk ... about library science programs, museum studies (possibly), archiving (possibly) – really anything that might be useful to students in either History or Political Science who are thinking about pursuing careers related to library or museum work."



Audrey's Introduction: From History to Library Science

Numerous Avenues:

 picture of highways/different directions.

Archives/Museum Studies:

Institutions in the U.S. That Have Archives/Museum Studies Programs/Ranked

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Curators, Museum Workers & Archivists

Library Science--General: 

Institutions that have Accredited Programs for Library Science/Ranked

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Librarians/Library Media Specialists

Library Science-Special Libraries: For example: Corporate/Health/Legal

Library Science--Government Positions

Library Science--Public

Library Science--Academic

Library Science--School Media Specialists (need teacher certification/depends on State)

Numerous Titles for All areas--Including: Adult Services Librarian, Reference Librarian, Children's Librarian, Cataloging/Technical Services Librarian, Special Collections Librarian, Systems Librarian, User Services/Outreach Librarian, Serials Librarian, Collection Development Librarian. Liaison work with a specific subject like History--usually occurs in some academic settings. Many times, librarians experience mixed roles in their work. 


Postings/Qualifications:  Postings are diverse.  Here's an example of some wording in ads:

  • Enjoys research and helping people
  • Good with all ages
  • 3 years experience (preferred)
  • Must be a self-motivated
  • Posesses public speaking skills
  • Proficient in English and Russian (or another language--depends on geography and type of job)
  • Can handle conflict and employ resolutions. 
  • Willing to jump into all tasks associated with the library.


If you ever want to talk about a career in library science, most librarians would be happy to discuss the field with you. Please feel free to contact me for more information and/or guidance:


Vids of Librarians (YouTube)

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): College and Research Libraries News (C&RL News) AND Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS)

American Library Association (ALA) - Jobs in Libraries and More!

The Mission of Librarians is

"The Mission of Librarians is to Improve Society through Facilitating Knowledge Creation in their Communities." 

from: The Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes

Cultural Heritage Librarianship

Archives - Records Management

Rare Book School @ UVA

Harry Ransom Center, U of Texas at Austin: Library, Archive, and Museum!


Books and Ebooks: general career and library career development resources

VIP Links to Florida Professional Associations and More Books (Graduate Programs, Vocational Guidance, etc.)

Digital Humanities


Google Form - Student Feedback