Answered By: Sarah Bosler Last Updated: Jul 03, 2019 Views: 237
A Master's Degree in Library Science is required for librarian positions. To obtain a master's degree, you must also have a bachelor's degree in any subject. To learn more about what it takes to become a librarian, check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Librarians often work with Library Technicians or Assistants (a similar occupation). These positions require varying levels of education. Some have high school diplomas, others have specialized post secondary degrees or certificates.
If you are interested in pursing a career in librarianship, I encourage you to investiage your local options:
Undergraduate Programs and Certificates
- Pasadena City College's Library Technology Associate Degree & Certificate Program
- Fresno City College's Library Technology Program (Online)
- Santa Ana College's Library Technology Program
- San Bernardino Valley College's Library Technology Associate of Arts Degree & Certificate Programs
- Cuesta College's Library/Information Technology Degree & Certificates
- Azusa Pacific University's Teacher Librarian Services Credential (Online)
- California State University Long Beach's Masters Degree and Teacher Librarian Services Credential
- UCLA Master's in Library and Information Science
- San Jose State University's Master's in Library Information Science (Online including Career Pathways)
If you have any further questions about careers in library science, feel free to ask a librarian at the Reference Desk.