Employment options for those with a degree in library and information science include working as a librarian in one of a variety of libraries, as a researcher or as a library administrator. Jobs outside the library for those with library and information science degrees are documentation specialist, archivist and metadata analyst. Among related management positions, the integrated library system administrator is responsible for overseeing the information technology systems used across a library system.
The role of public school librarian in 2015 often includes managing students' use of computers, videos and other media resources in addition to managing and developing the school's collection of books and other informational resources, while teaching students how to research and access information. Special focus libraries include law libraries, which are usually within private law firms or part of government institutions, and medical libraries, which are typically associated with medical schools. Medical librarians teach and assist students and medical professionals to evaluate and access clinical information.
When working as a metadata analyst, the library and information science professional maintains a company's metadata repository and plays a leadership role in projecting data growth. The degree can also lead to positions such as digital librarian or archives technician. The digital librarian is responsible for managing the digital library of several libraries or businesses, which includes importing content, metadata management and providing virtual reference services. An archives technician usually manages the technology and systems used for archival purposes in a library or business.