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Entrants: 22 - 26
Established: 35 - 55
Last Updated: March, 2011
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Organises, researches and collects information in a specialised reference library.
Information Officers are not unlike librarians. They handle information in a variety of media, books, journals, newspapers, leaflets, video, audio cassettes, microfiche, multimedia, CDs, computer databases, etc. Their responsibilities include:
As an Information Officer you need to be an out-going person capable of dealing with and communicating with people effectively both written and orally.
You need to possess good research skills and an enquiring mind, an appreciation of the role of information technology and the ability to cope with it, as it is used extensively to record, store and disseminate information.
A high level of literacy is required and an interest in reading is desirable to keep up to date with new information.
You must also be able to market library services and teach users library and information-seeking skills.
You also need to be able to work as part of a team in order to retrieve and communicate information to clients and other team members.
A willingness to learn and develop your knowledge is also important as you will need to keep yourself informed of latest developments.
A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:
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|Advice worker - from: GradIreland|
|Freedom of Information Officer - from: iCould [UK] Video|
|Information & Membership Supervisor - from: icould [UK] Video|
|Information Architect & Volunteer Mentor - from: icould [UK] Video|
|Information Officer - from: iCould [UK] Video|
|Information officer - from: GradIreland|
|Organisation:||UCD School of Information and Library Studies|
|Address:||Library Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4|
|Tel:||(01) 716 7055/7080|
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