Job Hunting Toolkit

Job hunting? We can help.

Take a look through our links for resume tips, interviewing tips, job sites, advice from HR librarians, tips on those seldom discussed difficult decisions, and more:

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Get Involved:

Professional Development:

  • ALA's JobList
    Chock full of career development resources including conference workshops, guidelines for resumes and cover letters, current salary info, and more!
  • ALA's New Members Roundtable Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
    Background infomation on the three annual awards made by ALA's NMRT.
  • Library of Congress
    Tools and resources for information professionals.
  • Submit an article, or book/website review to ALA's Endnotes

Job Hunting Resources:

  • I Need a Library Job
    Contains interviews about librarian "success stories," articles, and more. Check out the Daily Jobs Digest for up-to-date job openings across the country.
  • LIS Jobs
    Posts nationwide job opportunities on a daily basis.
  • NCNCJOBS: From the North Carolina Library and Information Network
    If you're looking for a library position in North Carolina, look no further. NCJOBS posts info on job openings from academic entry level positions to school librarians to public library directors. (Search Hint: search within the Department of Cultural Resources.)
  • NCNC Live's Job Portal
    View resources to help you find, apply for library and teaching jobs.
  • NCThe North Carolina State Library
    The state library's web site is a gold mine of information about NCLIN, the state library, and other public libraries in North Carolina and includes numerous links to other sources of interest to public librarians.
  • NCTips and Tricks for Job Seekers Panel (Videos)
    Trying to get a job in libraries? Not sure how to put your best foot forward? Watch this recording of what the people doing the hiring have to say. They give an overview of what they are looking for and answer questions about how to get hired in the current job market.
  • NCSpeed Interviewing
    At the 2013 NCLA Conference, NMRT offered a Speed Interviewing program. Take a look at the questions selected by NC hiring managers that participants were asked to answer!

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