Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Also called : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Classification Instructor, Information Science Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Library Instructor, Library Science Professor, Library Technology Instructor,

What they do


Teach courses in library science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Education and Training
      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Computers and Electronics
      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Customer and Personal Service
      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    SKILLS


    • Instructing
      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Learning
      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Speech Clarity
      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Written Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Innovation
      Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Calendar and scheduling software

    • Cloud-based data access and sharing software

    • Cloud-based management software

    • Computer based training software

    • Customer relationship management CRM software

    • Data base management system software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Document management software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Enterprise application integration software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Extensive Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Graduate Degree or higher.

    • Experience

      Extensive skills, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

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