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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

Most librarians work in school libraries.

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)

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Illinois
6,318
Large
&
3.5%
5.8%
>>>>
613
High
  Champaign Area
284
Large
&
2.5%
7.0%
>>>>
28
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
110
Medium
&
5.5%
5.0%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Cook County
2,881
Large
&
-1.4%
5.6%
>>>>
259
High
  Decatur Area
49
Medium
&
10.2%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
318
Large
&
11.3%
9.7%
>>>>
35
High
  Du Page County
434
Medium
&
18.0%
5.4%
>>>>
52
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
124
Large
&
3.2%
5.1%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
65
Large
&
3.1%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
79
Medium
&
7.6%
5.2%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Lake County
287
Medium
&
6.6%
8.6%
>>>>
29
Moderate
  McHenry County
117
Large
&
14.5%
6.8%
>>>>
14
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
132
Large
&
5.3%
6.8%
>>>>
13
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
130
Large
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
286
Large
&
4.2%
7.3%
>>>>
28
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
111
Large
&
4.5%
4.3%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
105
Medium
&
-1.0%
5.7%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Rockford Area
139
Medium
&
6.5%
7.6%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
61
Large
&
4.9%
2.4%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  Springfield Area
130
Medium
&
2.3%
4.7%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
141
Large
&
2.8%
6.4%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Vermilion County
33
Medium
&
15.2%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
256
Large
&
12.1%
9.1%
>>>>
28
High
United States
146,500
Medium
&
5.0%
3.7%
>>>>
13,800
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.