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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…

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.

While working from home in pajamas is some people’s dream job, it might not be the right fit for everyone. In a recent webinar, Brad Rogers, Director of Recruiting at LibGig, and John DiGilio, VP of Research Services at LAC Group, discussed the pros and…

Remote work, sometimes referred to as telecommuting, can be a rewarding and fulfilling path for some individuals, with a number of appealing benefits. A growing number of job-seekers are interested in remote work, yet they have misconceptions and many wrong reasons for wanting to work…

LAC Group has published a new e-booklet for LIS students and graduates who want to explore opportunities in the emerging and dynamic field of knowledge management. Knowledge management careers contains descriptions of different career paths in knowledge management (KM) and first-person advice from knowledge managers…

“Design thinking” is a concept percolating throughout dozens of disciplines and professional settings these days—yep, there’s even a Design Thinking for Libraries toolkit you can check out. One of the reasons it’s become such a popular tool is that design thinking provides a terrifically useful…

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.…

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 high salaries, high prestige, and interesting work, law librarianship has always been a hot career field among LIS professionals. But these days, law librarianship is a profession in flux. Roles and responsibilities are changing, new opportunities are opening up as others are contracting, automation…

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…