Author: Katy Davis

Want to make it to the interview process and position yourself as a stand-out candidate? Make sure you thoroughly research the potential employer. Thanks to the internet, finding the information you need is quick and easy. This is one reason that no candidate should show…

As the role of librarians evolves, the ability to pitch your transferable skills becomes increasingly important in the job search. Transferable skills are qualities that can be applied from one position to another. The ability to apply and explain your transferable skills is useful in…

Law librarianship is a desired career by many LIS professionals, but some fail to realize how dynamic the profession is, with continuously evolving roles and responsibilities. As opportunities and needs of the industry change, law librarians need to adapt quickly to continue adding value in different ways. In…

As more information centers use third-party vendors such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Westlaw) and 3M Library Systems, there is a growing need for negotiation in the workplace. Since this is not an area of expertise, some library professionals may be intimidated by the idea of negotiating…

Before anything else, your resume is your first impression on recruiters and potential employers. Thus, poor formatting, resume clutter and simple grammatical mistakes can leave a negative first impression, lower your chances of obtaining an interview. In the job application process, you can maximize your resume's potential by…

Your resume is more than a summary of your skills and qualifications, it’s the first impression you make on a recruiter and on a potential employer. It’s important to remember that what you present on your resume will either meet—or fail to meet—employers’ expectations of…

Knowing how to successfully negotiate salary is a skill needed in every stage of your LIS career. Successful salary negotiation starts with proper preparation, including research on comparable salaries and the industry circumstances. By thoroughly understanding your experience and how you can add value to…

With so many career paths available, it may be difficult to focus your approach to your career. Design thinking mindsets and actions can clarify your career path and position yourself to seek and co-create your dream job. Here's how you can change your mindset and…

The library profession has evolved dramatically in recent years. As innovative technologies emerge and as we continue to redefine the library space, we can expect it to change even more so. LAC Group's Vice President of Research & Intelligence, John DiGilio, surveyed industry professionals last…