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Reference: Libraries: Library_and_Information_Science: Employment

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Alternative Careers Workshop
An overview of a series of presentations given at the Catholic University of America on the subject of alternative careers for librarians from '98.

Applying for a Library Job: Advice from Biblia
Are you sure you want to be a librarian? Some career guidence from Biblia, the Warrior Librarian.

Become a Librarian!
A site compiled by the Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative. Provides all sorts of great information ranging from an outline of what a librarian does, to the education required, scholarships available and employment options open to librarians.

Beyond the Job
Professional tips for librarians: articles, job-hunting advice, professional development opportunities, and other news and ideas on how to further one's library career.

Canada Job Futures - Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators
An occupational profile of current and future work in the library and information profession.

Canadian Librarians in America
Information, resources, and a message board for Canadian librarians who have relocated to the United States in search of employment.

Web-based work opportunities for information specialists, researchers and writers.

EXULT - Exeter University Library Trainees
Gives an insight into working as a library trainee and provides some useful links to those who are considering studying librarianship or information science.

From Baby Librarian to Tenured Faculty: Strategizing for Success
Article discusses approaches new librarians can take to help get tenure in higher education.

Job Hunting for Librarians - Web Resources
Provided by the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. This Web Resources page provides links to some lesser-known library job posting sites.

Job Hunting: Just for Librarians
Job hunting resources for Librarians.

Jobs for Information Professionals
A resource guide to library employment related and job postings sites.

Employment information for librarians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

The Librarians' Career Manifesto
A guide to print and Internet resources to assist present or future librarians in the job search and professional development.

Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers
Employment information and job outlook from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Library Associates
A national (USA) specialty staffing, recruiting, outsourcing and consulting firm emphasizing jobs and careers for information professionals.

Library Juice 3:11 - Job Search Supplement
Contains help for job-seeking librarians, including compilations of annotated links and professional advice.

Library Technicians
Job outlook and work description from the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Career development resources for new librarians, information professionals, students, and those considering a library career - Grow the Profession: Marketing the Librarian
Article by Steven M. Cohen discusses numerous ways for librarians to market themselves, online and offline, and gives examples. -- The Librarian & Information Professional's Career Development Center
Provides a bibliography of web and print resources to help librarians on the job hunt.
Employment listings, job links, resume posting, and a professional development e-mail newsletter.

Marriott Research and Recruitment
Company providing research and staffing support for libraries and related organizations.

Networked Librarian - Job Search Guide
A directory of employment pages listing employment opportunities for librarians.

Non-traditional jobs for special librarians
A chapter from the "Special Libraries Management Handbook: The Basics" website written by students in CLIS 724 (Special Libraries and Information Centers) at the University of South Carolina College of Library and Information Science during the Spring 1999 and 2000 semesters. Provides an analysis of the variety of jobs available for special librarians.

Ontario Library Association Job Search Strategies
A list of job search options offered by the Ontario Library Association.

The Oxford Website for Library Trainees
Provides background information and a downloadable application form for library trainee posts at Oxford University. Also provides information about applying for library school and a consideration of librarianship as a career.

Southern California Library Jobs
Group for those searching for library jobs in California.

Stealth Librarian
Forum for librarians to exchange information (anonymously if they wish) about the working conditions in their library or library system.

Your Career in Library or Information Science
An outline of possible careers in the field, provided by the Canadian Library Association. Also includes pertinent information on training programs and educational requirements.

Library Journal - Don't Discredit My Online Degree
"I am finding that many employers view my online degree as worth less than a traditional degree." (October, 2005)

The Chronicle: Career Network: Putting Your Ph.D. to Work in the Library
Todd Gilman writes, "My advice to would-be academic librarians involves four progressive steps. In this article, I'll discuss the first three: making initial contacts, turning a vita into a résumé for librarians' consumption, and mastering the art of the cover letter to obtain support positions (i.e., pre-professional jobs) within libraries." (April 28, 2004)

Hidden Behind the Fancy Titles
Employment-related article discussing synonyms for "special librarian" and what skills are required. By Jessica Lynn Marx. (March, 2004)

TLA Presentation: Finding the Right People: What Do Prospective Employees Really Value
Addresses responses to a survey of library school students regarding job hunting, job conditions, and recruiters. (2004)

The Chronicle: Career Network: Becoming a Librarian
Todd Gilman writes about his experience of getting a Ph.D., looking for work, and how "I met with two Harvard librarians, and to my delight, both said instantly that a Ph.D. in English and a master's in library science would make a "powerful combination" of credentials for a future librarian." He then explains how he got hired at Yale as a collection development specialist in their library. (October 17, 2003)

ISTL: The Top Ten Things a New Sci/Tech Librarian Should Know: Developing Core Competencies
Summary of what was said at an ALA annual meeting discussion group. Includes suggestions for those trying to be hired and those doing hiring. (June 22, 2003)

The Info Pro's Survival Guide to Job Hunting
Instructions on beginning a job search, with several links. [Searcher] (July, 2002)

Rediff Guide to the Net - Features: Making Money Online
Article which briefly discusses legitimate online researcher opportunities. (July, 2002)

NewBreed Librarian - Masters Degrees and Career Advancement
Article discusses the dynamics of career advancement in a profession where the majority of librarians are on the verge of retirement. (February, 2002)

NewBreed Librarian: What do you do for students?
Interview with Joanna Kroll who explains her philosophy of helping library school students find library related jobs. (August, 2001)

Where Have All the Librarians Gone? - 2001 TLA Presentation
Summarizes responses by MLS/MIS graduates to a survey about careers as librarians. (2001)

CLA: Resources - The Future of the Library Profession
An article considering future trends in the library and information sector. (August 13, 1999)


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