A horticultural librarian manages a collection of literature related to horticulture, botany, and related topics - particularly in a botanical library (museum, botanical garden, university, etc.). They usually have the responsibility for educating the public on the collections.
The minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree. However, most horticultural librarians have their Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science. It is usually preferred by employers that the degree is from an American Library Association accredited program.
WHERE TO STUDY
For programs across the country, visit the American Library Association's web site for a directory of ALA-Accredited and Candidate Programs in Library and Information Studies.
In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a horticultural librarian ranged from $54,035 and $74,303, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Librarian Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Library Association
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
- Special Libraries Association
- The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
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