Pathway to Success: Digital Librarian

UMSI Courses 

Fulfill all MSI requirements. Recommended course options include:

U-M Cognates

Take six credits outside of UMSI from U-M's wealth of offerings, such as:

  • Elect. Eng. & CS 555: Digital Communications Theory
  • Elect. Eng. & CS 571: Principles of Real-Time Computing
  • Entrepren. Studies 569: Managing the Growth of New Ventures
  • Nat. Res. & Enviro. 531: Principles of GIS

Field Internships & Experience

Sites where UMSI students have recently completed relevant internships include:

  • Deep Blue: University of Michigan Institutional Repository, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit, MI
  • Digital Library of Georgia, Jackson, MS
  • Digital Preservation Group, UM Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Electronic Resources Access Unit, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI
  • ESRI GIS and Mapping Software, Redlands, CA
  • Internet Public Library, School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lexis Nexis, Hillsboro, OR
  • Michigan Digitization Project (U-M Library/Google), Ann Arbor, MI
  • New York Public Library, Digital Library Program, New York, NY

Career Success

Recent grads have accepted positions in this area that include:

  • Assistant Director for IT, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Digital Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries
  • Digital Librarian, Digital Domain
  • Electronic Resources Interface Specialist, JSTOR, The Scholarly Journal Archive
  • Emerging Technologies Librarian, Wooster College
  • GIS Coordinator, University of California San Diego
  • Reference/ Digital Services Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center 
  • Social Sciences Data Services Librarian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Systems Librarian, Innovative Interfaces
  • User Services Coordinator, Internet Public Library
  • User Testing and Interface Specialist, University of Michigan Digital Library Production Services

The Pathways highlighted in this section are suggested routes to desired career goals.  Other routes through the MSI curriculum are also possible.  We'll advise you on your selection of courses, internships, and activities to support your career goals.