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Shaping library’s future (infographic)
The future of libraries as seen through the facts and figures about those who are shaping it: the librarians.
To promote The Master of Management in Library and Information Science, University of South California came up with a new infographic, Library Industry Outlook.
The visual is extremely interesting not only for those who plan their future with libraries, but for anyone who cares about the future of libraries.
You’ll find here, first of all, a comparison of salaries of library stuff, depending on specialization. A general rule is that the more computer literate you are, the more you earn.
Information security analyst earns $86,170 – twice as much as a reference librarian ($45,614). Archivist earns three times less than information systems manager. The latter one is the highest paid library employee ($120,950).
IT related jobs are going to grow faster than average, but that’s obvious – already now libraries offer much more than books.
The infographics includes also interesting findings about how smartphones and e-readers can influence the evolution of libraries. Just one figure to tease you: 35% of Americans say they are very likely to use library materials that are accessible via smartphone applications.
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Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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