LIS graduates are needed in both tradtional and new, non-traditional roles as information professionals. Since job titles vary, the key is to look beyond the titles and into the work involved.
iSchool graduates are sought after by leading employers. According to our 2014 Employment Survey, 89% of graduates from our Master of Information surveyed found positions with a wide range of public and private-sector employers within 12 months of graduation. 92% of these MI alumni were in full-time roles, which are closely or somewhat closely related to their field or subject area.
Our alumni work in a wide range of organizations and industries, including: financial services, technology, health care, law, government, marketing and communications, non-profit and more.
Who Hires LIS Graduates?
Sample employers include:
Academic Libraries: American Univ. of Sharjah, UAE; Business Information Centre, Rotman School of Management, UofT; Florida University; Gerstein Science Information Centre, UofT; McGill University; New York Univ., Division of Libraries; Osgoode Hall Law School Library; Thomas Fisher Rare Book, UofT; Toronto District School Board; University of Oxford.
Public Libraries: Calgary Public Library; Hamilton Public Library; Kingston-Frontenac Public Library; Saskatoon Public Library; Toronto Public Library (TPL); Vancouver Public Library.
Government/Advocacy: Canadian Security Intelligence Service; CNIB; International Development Research Centre; Library of Parliament; Ministry of the Attorney General; The Legislative Assembly of Ontario; Ontario Media Development Corporation; United Nations; United Way Toronto
Culture & Media: Bell Media, Canadian Music Centre; CBC Radio Canada; CTV News; DHX Media; Folger Shakespeare Library; Royal Ontario Museum; The Royal Conservatory; TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival); Toronto Botanical Garden; Totem; TV Ontario
Finance: CPP Investment Board; Deloitte; International Monetary Fund; Manulife Financial; PwC Canada; TD Bank Financial Group, Towers Watson.
Law: Bennett Jones LLP; Canadian Environmental Law Association; Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP; McMillan LLP;
Health: CAMH Foundation; Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; Epilepsy Toronto; Health Quality Ontario; Mount Sinai Hospital; Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; University Health Network
Sample roles include:
Access & Privacy Officer
Advancement Assistant and Junior Researcher
Bilingual Reader Advisor
Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian
Business Information Specialist
Clinical Information Specialist
Communications and Project Officer
Community Outreach Librarian
Consultant, Business Research
Content Inventory Coordinator
Copyright Education/Compliance Manager
Digital Literacy Coordinator
Digital Media Specialist
Donor Research Specialist
Electronic Services Librarian
Emerging Technologies Specialist
Environmental Data Specialist
Geographic Names Specialist
Geospatial Data Librarian
Information Access Specialist
Information Services Consultant
Knowledge Mobilization Officer
Manager of Public Services
Manager, Resource Discovery and Access
Metadata and Taxonomy Specialist
Online Consumer Health Information Researcher
Prospect Research and Analytics Officer
Research Evaluation Coordinator
Research Information Officer
The iSchool has a dedicated Careers Officer who is available to meet with students to help you develop your career plans, as well as assist with job search (including practicums, co-op and work after graduation). Services include job search prep workshops, networking events, career advising, and job listings through the iSchool Job Site. Learn more.