Career blog posts

At LAC Group, our information professionals come from a variety of backgrounds and specializations. With a flexible range of services, from working on-site to virtually, our research analysts may find different experiences despite working for the same company. We interviewed one of our researchers and…

If you haven’t given much thought to personal branding (or don’t even know what it is), then please continue reading, especially if career advancement matters to you. Personal branding is the practice of developing a unique professional identity and message in order to distinguish yourself…

At LAC Group, our information professionals come from a variety of backgrounds and specializations. With a flexible range of services, from working on-site to virtually, our research analysts may find different experiences despite working for the same company. We interviewed one of our researchers and…

“Are you willing to relocate – Y/N?” This question confronts many job seekers and answering it is not as easy as just checking a box. As a library professional, you may feel especially conflicted, since there are a limited number of library jobs, and your…

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…