For all information professionals: career tips and trends
LAC Group’s recruiting division, LibGig, recently conducted a survey of online job boards and the number one complaint was about the challenge of crafting relevant keyword searches.
“Library” is no longer a sufficient keyword for job searchers
San Jose State University School of Information collected data on job requirements from 400 job postings for library and information science professionals the first few months of 2016.
Employers want candidates who are adept at:
- Communication and collaboration, moving these soft skills from nice-have to must-have.
- Trend spotting and analyzing and implementing new trends and technologies.
- Training and educating others.
Much lower on the list were skills like collection management and operations/facility management.
2016 career trends for information professionals