Career blog posts

I attended a recent discussion hosted by the Special Libraries Association Washington DC Chapter entitled, “Reinventing Yourself Professionally,” featuring a panel of librarians who reflected their own professional reinventions. The panel included Betsy Jayasuriya, Chief Librarian, U.S. Department of Justice; Raymond Maxwell, Assistant Librarian, Moorland-Spingarn…

"Cisco just offered me a job!" That's the kind of good news a job seeker would be excited to share on social media. However, it went from good to bad when the rest of the tweet was about the dilemma this person faced, weighing the…

Congratulations! You’ve earned your MLIS degree. As a new graduate, beginning your career is an exciting yet daunting concept. To help you navigate the transition from student to working professional, we asked LAC Group librarians to share some advice based on their experiences, explaining how…

Compensation remains a hot topic in librarianship. An ever-increasing cost of living in the United States coupled with stagnant salary growth means more potential MLIS students and learned practitioners are asking if a career in the stacks is worth it.

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…

Today’s librarians must have a wide-ranging skill set to be viable in the job market. According to this Snapshot of Job Postings, The number of job postings requiring “job-specific experience” rose from 273 in 2017 to 341 in 2018. Job postings that preferred “job specific…

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…

The job hunting process has changed drastically over the last decade for both applicants and hiring managers. The job application has moved into online territory thanks to applicant tracking system technology or ATS. This new tool has made the hiring process more efficient than a…

How do I make myself more marketable as an information scientist? What skills should I polish or learn to be competitive in the current job market? All burgeoning information professionals have asked themselves these and other questions about their competence in the field of library…

The LibGig recruiting team and everyone at LAC Group was excited about the turnout for our November 13 webinar on the pros and cons of working remotely, focused on library and other knowledge and information management jobs.