So...you're interested in digital libraries and are wondering if people really do the work that you want to do. Yes, there are indeed people working as digital librarians, although that may not be their title. They are working with electronic/digital information, helping to create products and services, talking to (and maybe working for) vendors, educating users, and shaping how we use information online. Here are a few people, etc. that come to my mind when I talk about opportunities. (These are in no particular order.)
- Chadwick Seagraves -- Library Technology Services Leader -- This blog post talks about his recent job change.
- Stephen Abram -- Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Markets
- Michael Habib -- Product Manager
- Stacey Greenwell -- Head of the Information Commons
- Vicky Reich -- Director
- Brewster Kahle -- Digital Librarian
- Nicole Engard -- Director of Open Source Education
- Jason Kucsma -- Emerging Technologies Manager
- David Lee King -- Digital Branch & Services Manager
- Ben Goldman -- Digital Programs Archivist
- ProQuest -- This is one of many companies that are part of the information industry. Many hire librarians as product managers, sales and support staff, and product innovators.
- Broadband access -- There are technologies or initiatives that require digital librarians. Increasing broadband access to libraries is one of them.
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