Information specialist - Salary and Career
Information Professionals

Information specialist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They make information available on any medium, manage units such as libraries, documentation centers, information centers and the like, as well as information networks and systems. They deal technically and develop information resources, disseminate information with the aim of facilitating access and generation of knowledge, develop studies and research, carry out cultural dissemination, develop educational activities. They can provide advisory and consultancy services.

How much does an Information specialist earn

A Information specialist earns between $1.503 and $10.972 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.989 and a median salary of $3.049 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.775 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Information specialist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.989 47.865 997 20
1º Quartile 1.503 18.038 376 8
Median Salary 3.049 36.591 762 16
3º Quartile 8.367 100.409 2.092 43
Higher Salary 10.972 131.659 2.743 56

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • communicators, artists and religious
      • communication and information professionals
        • information professionals

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Main workplaces

Information Professionals they work in libraries and documentation and information centers in the public administration and in the most varied activities of commerce, industry and services, with a predominance in the areas of education and research. They work as salaried employees, with a formal contract or as self-employed, individually or in teams for projects, with occasional supervision, in closed environments and with rotation of shifts. They can perform their functions both face-to-face and remotely. Eventually, they work in uncomfortable positions for long periods and under pressure, leading to a stressful situation. Working conditions are heterogeneous, ranging from places with a small collection and without information resources to places that work with cutting-edge technology.

What does it take to work in the field of Information Professionals

The exercise of these occupations requires a bachelor's degree in Librarianship and Documentation. Training is complemented with tacit on-the-job learning and extension courses.

Functions and activities of Information specialist

Information Professionals must:

  • develop educational actions;
  • perform cultural diffusion;
  • disseminate information;
  • develop information resources;
  • treat technically information resources;
  • treat information resources technically;
  • manage units, networks and information systems;
  • develop studies and research;
  • develop informational resources;
  • make information available on any media;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • manage information units, networks and systems;
  • developing educational actions;
  • make information available in any support;
  • develop informational resources;
  • provide advisory and consulting services;

  • Activities

    • elaborate technical reports;
    • provide online information services;
    • acquire informational resources;
    • delivering lectures;
    • generate information sources;
    • compile current summaries;
    • perform technical visits;
    • compile bibliography;
    • develop service and procedure manuals;
    • promote reading promotion activities;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • manage the sharing of information resources;
    • inventory collections;
    • manage budgetary resources;
    • orient internships;
    • control the application of the environmental safety plan;
    • store information resources;
    • promote children and youth activities;
    • control the execution of activity plans;
    • prepare exams for competitions;
    • project costs of services and products;
    • elaborate documentary languages;
    • elaborate information clipping;
    • analyze statistical data;
    • participate in academic boards;
    • demonstrate logical reasoning;
    • analyze information flows;
    • perform teaching activities;
    • promote activities for special users;
    • analyze information and communication technologies;
    • discard informational resources;
    • elaborate support services for face-to-face and distance education;
    • classify informational resources;
    • develop environmental safety plans;
    • perform expertise;
    • participate in the preparation of plans and careers;
    • keep up to date;
    • advise the validation of courses;
    • control conservation of the physical assets of the unit, network and information;
    • develop virtual and digital libraries;
    • implement cooperative activities between institutions;
    • elaborate bibliographic bulletin;
    • develop advanced search strategies;
    • catalog informational resources;
    • promote cultural action;
    • demonstrate negotiation skills;
    • control asset security of the unit, network and information system;
    • preserve collections;
    • standardize technical-scientific works;
    • find information;
    • organize traveling libraries;
    • manage consortia of units, networks and information systems;
    • do polls on informational demand;
    • demonstrate entrepreneurial ability;
    • generate information sources;
    • participate in bibliotherapy activities;
    • advise in the planning of the physical space of the information unit;
    • collect statistical data;
    • register informational resources;
    • evaluate the performance of people in units, networks and information systems ;
    • develop information dossiers;
    • elaborate diagnosis of service units;
    • participate in standardization committees;
    • promote cultural events;
    • elaborate bibliographic survey;
    • develop computerized service interfaces;
    • act ethically;
    • classify informational resources;
    • elaborate technical-scientific works;
    • develop preventive conservation plans;
    • control circulation of information resources;
    • participate in competition boards;
    • deploy units, networks and information systems;
    • migrate data;
    • develop user and community profile studies;
    • develop thematic research;
    • develop criteria for quality control and content of information sources;
    • demonstrate a sense of organization;
    • develop support services for face-to-face and distance education;
    • develop management quality standards;
    • demonstrate ability to analyze and synthesize;
    • select informational resources;
    • empower the user;
    • evaluate services and products of units, networks and information system ;
    • provide technical assistance to publications;
    • develop dissemination and marketing plans;
    • perform database maintenance;
    • develop methodologies for generating digital or electronic documents;
    • work as a team and network;
    • evaluate collections;
    • reformat media;
    • selectively disseminate information;
    • hire advisors;
    • organize activities for the elderly;
    • elaborate policies for the development of information resources;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • design units, networks and information systems;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • elaborate bibliographic alert;
    • demonstrate ability for analysis and synthesis;
    • manage the quality and content of information sources;
    • retrieve information;
    • training human resources;
    • demonstrate knowledge of other languages;
    • perform scientometric, bibliometric and infometric studies;
    • conserve collections;
    • develop action programs and projects;
    • prepare reports;
    • search for sponsorships and partnerships;
    • develop databases;
    • hire consultants;
    • disclose information through formal and informal means of communication;
    • access databases and other sources in electronic media;
    • subsidize information for decision making;
    • elaborate reviews and abstracts;
    • disseminate information through formal and informal means of communication;
    • exchange information and documents;
    • collect information for institutional memory;
    • lead teams;
    • develop information policies;
    • control conservation of the physical patrimony of the unit, network and information;
    • provide personalized service;
    • demonstrate ability to concentrate;
    • develop policies for the operation of units, networks and information systems ;
    • automate information units;

    Sectors that hire Information specialist the most in the job market

    • elementary school
    • higher education - undergraduate
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • other teaching activities
    • high school
    • child education - pre-school
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • higher education - postgraduate and extension
    • temporary labor lease
    • information technology consulting

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