Careers - Science Librarianship

The information on this page is meant to serve as starting point for students who are exploring career options in academia and beyond. Many of the listed organizations and publications are intended specifically for students. Information will be updated regularly; please contact Karen Harmin (karen_harmin [at] to suggest an update. In addition, students are encouraged to get in touch with the contact people associated with each of the career areas in the DMS "Paths Program."



American Library Association Science & Technology Section Discussion List
A listserv for discussion of issues relating to the science and technology libraries. It is specifically aimed toward science librarians and library staff, but anyone is welcome to join the discussion.


Journal of the Medical Library Association
Aims to advance the practice and research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship.


Science & Technology Libraries
Covers all aspects of librarianship relating to science, engineering, clinical investigation, and agriculture. Includes articles on the professional training of science librarians.


Medical Reference Services Quarterly
For medical and health sciences librarians working in clinical, educational, or research settings.


Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science - Career Resources
A list of resources for library science careers. Simmons College is the major local library science degree program and hosts alumni activities for library science professionals.
The major local graduate degree program in library science.

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