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Most of the staff that you encounter in the library are not librarians. The helpful library staff and student aids provide the check-out services, shelve the materials, process new materials and monitor behavior.
Librarians have a master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS). In academic libraries most librarians also have additional graduate degrees to support the many degree and career programs on campus.
Faculty librarians, among other duties, help students at the reference desk and teach information literacy sessions. Information literacy is:
Librarians also manage the library (Library Manager) services and staff, and maintain and organize the library collection and services.