عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The present study aimed to review the effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the Library and Information Science (LIS) job market. This research introduced new LIS career opportunities available according to recruitment advertisements.
Design/ Methodology/Approach: This study had a qualitative approach and used content analysis methodology. In a purposive sampling, 100 recruitment advertisements for librarians were selected and analyzed. The result was a sample of job opportunities for librarians at universities and scientific centers in English-speaking countries presented on the internet.
Findings: The job opportunities reviewed in this study were divided into seven groups and some examples were presented for each group. These groups are: professional posts/ occupations traditionally common in librarianship (16 titles), innovative posts associated with new technologies (23 titles), educational posts (13 titles), research posts (8 titles), special posts in subject librarianship (20 titles), posts in special library services (14 titles) and posts related to special information resources (6 titles).
Conclusion: The development of new technologies has had a positive effect on the LIS job market and many new job opportunities have been created for LIS professionals. In addition, the range of the posts that librarians may occupy has become considerably larger. Furthermore, while new organizational posts have been introduced, the common and traditional jobs of librarians have not been excluded from the job market.