Career blog posts

If you belong to any of the LIS professional associations (and if you don't, join one now!), you've probably seen discussions about "Core Competencies," otherwise known as those skills and areas of expertise in which all professionals in a specific discipline are expected to excel. For...

Experts estimate that 80% of Americans moving to a new location do so between May and September. "A lot of our clients see staff turnover during this time of year which, fortunately, we can help with," confirmed Brad Rogers, Director of Recruiting and Client Services...

With a freshly-minted LIS or MLIS degree in hand, you’ve landed the interview for a position you truly want. Or, you’ve interviewing for awhile now with limited success. Other than thinking of questions you could be asked and which questions you will ask at the interview,...

Although a large proportion of data remains unorganized and unused in all sorts of organizations, more and more of it is being used as a strategic asset. In order to enable that use, however, somebody needs to gather, organize and find strategic insights in those...

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. ...