Collections > Master's Papers > School of Information and Library Science > A content analysis of job qualifications for business librarians and how they relate to library science curriculums

This study explores the job qualifications that employers of business librarians seek. Necessary skills, education, and experience are analyzed and discussed. Job titles and locations are quantified. Library science curriculums are analyzed to determine which schools are preparing students with courses most relevant to business library positions. Employers most often list interpersonal skills (41%) as a required or preferred skill in job advertisements, yet this is the area in which schools of information and library science are most often lacking courses. After interpersonal skills, employers look for business-specific skills (20%), searching skills (16%), library skills (14%), and, computer/technical skills (9%).