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Resources for MSLS Students: Finding a Library Job

Job sources, libraries, professional organizations

Library Job Sites

This list provides links to sites that provide library-related job listings. There are sites for many academic and school library jobs, as well as government jobs. Be aware that oftentimes public library jobs are posted on city websites.

Be sure to sign up for the SLIS LISTSERV; job opportunities are regularly sent out this way.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions of links to add!

Job Seeking Tips

Following is a list of resources that provide excellent tips for individuals searching for a library job. A few important tips to think about when applying are:

-Having flexibility when it comes to where you live and work opens up many more opportunities for employment. 

-Getting experience while in library school will help in the job search, even if this is just volunteering at your local public library.

-Think about how past work experiences will translate to library jobs: project management, supervising staff, customer service, etc.