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Librarians

Librarians - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Elementary, middle, and high schools
  • Public libraries
  • Colleges and universities

Outlook

Demand for librarians will grow faster than average. Communities are increasingly turning to libraries for a variety of services and activities.

The best job opportunities may be for librarians who have experience in electronic and special library searches. Job openings will occur as people retire.

Librarians (CIS 100355)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
6,150
Large
&
1.0%
2.4%
>>>>
621
Moderate
  Champaign Area
249
Medium
&
-4.8%
-0.9%
>>>>
23
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
105
Small
&
1.0%
1.2%
>>>>
11
Very few
  Cook County
2,871
Large
&
1.1%
0.6%
>>>>
290
Moderate
  Decatur Area
45
Small
&
6.7%
5.5%
>>>>
4
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
324
Medium
&
1.9%
2.5%
>>>>
34
Few
  Du Page County
424
Medium
&
-0.5%
3.3%
>>>>
42
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
117
Small
&
5.1%
5.5%
>>>>
13
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
58
Small
&
-8.6%
-2.1%
>>>>
5
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
70
Small
&
8.6%
5.8%
>>>>
8
Very few
  Lake County
292
Medium
&
0.7%
1.9%
>>>>
29
Very few
  McHenry County
100
Small
&
-1.0%
2.9%
>>>>
9
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
126
Medium
&
-6.3%
1.0%
>>>>
12
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
131
Small
&
-2.3%
2.6%
>>>>
13
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
277
Medium
&
-4.3%
-1.9%
>>>>
26
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
104
Small
&
-4.8%
-1.1%
>>>>
11
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
105
Small
&
-1.9%
-1.8%
>>>>
11
Very few
  Rockford Area
138
Small
&
0.0%
0.9%
>>>>
13
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
60
Small
&
-1.7%
-2.3%
>>>>
6
Very few
  Springfield Area
133
Small
&
-2.3%
0.0%
>>>>
13
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
141
Small
&
-7.1%
-1.7%
>>>>
12
Very few
  Vermilion County
31
Very small
&
-6.5%
-3.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Will County
218
Medium
&
3.7%
4.1%
>>>>
23
Very few
United States
143,500
Large
&
9.1%
7.7%
>>>>
15,200
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.