Career blog posts

With near-record low unemployment in the United States, the current job market for new graduates is better than it has been in over a decade. This especially holds true for MLIS graduates. The Class of 2018 is in an enviable spot. According to the U.S. Bureau...

As law firm libraries are being downsized, virtualized or distributed across practices, law firm librarians are rolling with the changes. Legal information professionals are finding opportunities across a variety of library settings, not only firms but law schools, government agencies, courts and the legal departments...

Librarians face stiff competition for available job openings. One way to increase your chances of finding a rewarding position is to work with a recruiter who focuses on matching qualified librarians with employers, including the growing new opportunities in knowledge and information management outside of...

You’ve put in the work and finally earned your LIS, MLIS or other information management degree. Congratulations! You’re ready to put that degree to good use and start your first job. Following are 10 tips to help you succeed at your first job and, hopefully, turn...

By now you’ve probably read at least some of the dozens of articles and reports about the upcoming tsunami of jobs (and careers) likely to be lost to automation, artificial intelligence (AI), smart machines, and their related capabilities. ...

Are you a librarian or other information professional (or soon-to-be) who’s comfortable with numbers? If so, you might want to take a serious look at the growing career path of informatics. Although it’s already become a key driver in the medical and healthcare industries, the use...

For those seriously interested in a career in librarianship, a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is a requirement for full professional recognition and advancement. And with the growing availability of online degree programs, some MLIS candidates are wondering whether a degree earned...

By now you’ve likely heard about the growing “gig economy” and assumed since you didn’t want to use your MLIS degree to be an Uber or Lyft driver, it probably didn’t apply to you....

Professionals trained in library sciences are no longer limited to working in libraries. Opportunities abound for LIS and MLIS graduates who are prepared to apply their talents to emerging careers in today’s digital age. ...

Your resume gives you roughly 3-6 seconds to convince the person reviewing it that you’re a potential match for their job. That’s why you need a strong summary of your employment value at the top of the page. So whether you call it an overview...