5 Infographics About The Librarian Life

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If you ask someone on the streets what they think being a librarian entails, 90% of them will probably say something along the lines of books: checking out books, making sure people are returning them on time, managing fines, stacking the shelves.

In reality, however, the job of a librarian is so much more complicated than that! These five infographics will help you better understand what it takes to be a librarian in the 21st century.

1) A Librarian’s Daily Duties

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What are some things that a librarian does from a day-to-day basis? This infographic tells it as it is. Source.

2) Anatomy of a Librarian

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Age, income, hobbies, employment information… this fancy schmancy infographic has it all! It even tells you which part of the brain a librarian is using when going about their tasks. Source.

3) The Times They Are A Changin’

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Created by Jennifer LaGarde, this one focuses on the specific qualities of a school librarian, from a teacher to a collaborator to an innovator. One thing we’ve learned for sure from this infographic: school librarians are NOT your grandmother’s ‘keeper of the books’! Source.

4) What Librarians Do

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There are a million different kinds of libraries out there and there are probably a million different things that librarians do. This infographic breaks a librarian’s main tasks down into smaller chunks. Source.

5) Librarians in the Digital Age

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The rise of the digital age has resulted in people changing the ways they use the libraries. A librarian’s role is now so much more multi-faceted and complicated like never before. Source.

Did these infographics accurately illustrate what being a librarian is like? What did they get right, and what did they miss? Let us know in the comments.

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