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“Special Librarian” Named One of the Best Nonpolitical Jobs for Political Junkies

The SLA Blog “Inside the Box” points to this neat article from US News and World Report:
7 Best Nonpolitical Jobs for Political Junkies
If you want to sate your political appetite with a full-time job, here are some cool ideasBy Liz Wolgemuth posted October 23, 2008
Librarian: Not just any librarian—a special librarian. Special librarians work for companies, government agencies, nonprofits, universities, or museums, rather than for the general public. There are plenty of opportunities for people to focus on specialties. Janice Lachance, chief executive of the Special Libraries Association, says “it’s absolutely a perfect fit” for people who are politically inclined, as leaders at nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, or government agencies rely on well-sourced, “top level information.” Librarians can follow specific passions for policy or politics into jobs at places like AARP, which employs 13 association members. Most have a master’s in library or information science, but the jobs pay: A 2008 association survey found the average salary of its members was $71,812.”
The others were lobbyist, tour guide, reporter, pollster, radio announcer, and translator/interpreter.


Posted on: October 26, 2008, 1:39 am Category: Uncategorized

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