First job

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…

Attend professional association meetings; make sure your skill sets are current. Stay in touch with former colleagues. Review listservs and the LibGig website. Attend conferences if possible. Join professional networking sites like LinkedIn.

It is great that you see the importance of working in a library and gaining experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program. The more experience you have prior to receiving your MLIS, the easier and less stressful it will be for you to find…