Job Hunting Resources & More

Listservs:

“NEWLIB-L is a discussion list for librarians new to the profession who wish to share experiences and discuss ideas, issues, trends, and problems faced by librarians in the early stages of their careers. However, this list is also of interest to those who are considering becoming librarians, and to those established in the profession who might wish to mentor newcomers. The list is currently open to all librarians–academic, public, special, etc.

NEWLIB-L currently has over 1300 subscribers from all over the world, from every aspect of librarianship, and at every stage in a librarian’s career.”  This listserv also has job postings.

  • Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) listservs. METRO is a library consortium serving libraries and librarians in the five boroughs of NYC and Westchester County.:

METRO-announce: A one-way list for timely information from METRO about news, jobs, events, and other activities published at metro.org in between monthly newsletters.
http://metrolists.org/mailman/listinfo/metro-announce_metrolists.org

METRO-all: A community-moderated list for members to share news, announcements, requests for information or assistance, and related topics with colleagues. http://metrolists.org/mailman/listinfo/metro-all_metrolists.org

LIS Wiki:   http://www.dmoz.org/Reference/Libraries/Library_and_Information_Science/Employment/

Websites/blogs:

ALA JobList http://joblist.ala.org/ Lots of resources, links to articles, and of course, job postings.

Hiring Librarians Job Hunters’ Web Guide http://hiringlibrarians.com/2013/07/12/job-hunters-web-guide-guide/

INALJ (I Need A Library Job) http://inalj.com/ Many many postings.

LIU’s Career Services: http://palmerblog.liu.edu/?page_id=2851

LLAGNY’s list of NY area recruiters for information professionals http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llagny/Library_Recruiters.html

METRO’s Job Bank http://www.metro.org/en/jobs/search.asp

Open Cover Letters http://opencoverletters.com/ Anonymous cover letters from hired librarians & archivists.

My articles for METRO (a sampling):

“Library School Grads: 11 Obstacles Standing Between You and Your First New Job”
http://www.metro.org/en/art/334/

“10 Tips for Surviving a Layoff”
http://www.metro.org/en/art/372/

“Job Hunters: Why Your Networking May Not Be Working”
http://www.metro.org/en/art/458

“15 Tips for a Successful Career Transition to Librarianship”
http://www.metro.org/en/art/484

“I Advise With a Little Help from My Friends: Finding Career Advice in Pop Music” Part I http://metro.org/articles/i-advise-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-finding-career-advice-in-pop-music/

“I Advise…” Part II http://metro.org/articles/i-advise-with-a-little-help-fo/

“Your References and You: 11 Tips for Job Hunters” http://metro.org/articles/your-references-and-you-11-tips-for-job-hunters/

“Soft Skills: What Employers Want and Don’t Want…” http://metro.org/articles/soft-skills-what-employers-want-and-dont-want-in-a-new-hire/

“Doing LinkedIn Right: Getting the Most from Your Professional Social Network” http://metro.org/articles/making-linkedin-work-for-your-professional-network/

“Hiring: the Importance of Workplace Culture and Fit” http://metro.org/articles/hiring-the-importance-of-workplace-culture-and-fit/

“Your Reputation and Brand: How to Build Them Strongly” http://metro.org/articles/your-reputation-and-brand/

“The Perks and Perils of Working Multiple Jobs”  http://metro.org/articles/perks-and-perils/

Just for fun:
Librarian job interview (Monty Python) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukJmF6f0JdQ

Unaired “Batgirl” pilot: “One minute a librarian… the next minute…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDnlrfq5tQE

From “Party Girl”: “We’ll just put the books anywhere!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzbDdgWiaS0

This is what a librarian looks like: http://lookslikelibraryscience.com/archive

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Ellen Mehling, Director, Westchester Program and Internships
ellen.mehling@liu.edu

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