First job

Getting ready to find your first LIS/MLIS job? Although job-hunting is always a bit of an adventure, it’s also a skill you can and should master as an important career competency. The following 5 steps should help the process go more smoothly not only for your...

Like yourself, your competition for the job of your dreams has the same goal: to be seen as the most valuable addition to the team. But with so many people shooting for the same end goal and boasting identical skills and qualifications to get there,...

You’re relatively green for a position you’re pursuing, yet you somehow landed the interview anyway. No sooner than the pleasantries have been exchanged, the interviewer goes right for the, “So, you seem to be a bit light on experience for this role. Can you tell...

Stressed out by the job search? Anxious about what’s on the other side? You’re not alone. Fear, frustration, and general tension (both physical and emotional) are common side effects of the effort to identify your next role. But there are ways to counteract them. Fortunately, there...

You want to make a splash at your first job and set your path to success. To that end, you want to filter through the countless pieces of advice out there and get the really good nuggets of wisdom to help you succeed. Here, experts...

Everyone wants to be a success in their first week in a new job.  You’ve worked hard for this opportunity and you want to stand out and do well!  By taking time to focus on 5 simple tips, you can quickly be a success in your...

First and foremost, trust your instincts. Every interaction with your potential future employer from point of contact will provide a fairly clear indication of whether or not the work environment in question is going to be a healthy one for you. Organizational dysfunction is generally...

Make time to be an intern or volunteer. Some public libraries hire directly from library school but in general, libraries prefer people with experience. Networking in critical in the library world, so avail yourself of opportunities to join professional associations at a reduced student rate...

Use the career center at your school. Speak to your professors, volunteer for events offered by professional associations. Take a look at the websites of companies for which you'd like to work and determine what key competencies they are looking for and make sure you...