Career blog posts

Professionals trained in library sciences are no longer limited to working in libraries. Opportunities abound for LIS and MLIS graduates who are prepared to apply their talents to emerging careers in today’s digital age. ...

Your resume gives you roughly 3-6 seconds to convince the person reviewing it that you’re a potential match for their job. That’s why you need a strong summary of your employment value at the top of the page. So whether you call it an overview...

Everyone knows that part of preparing for a job interview includes coming up with a list of intelligent questions to ask your interviewer. In fact, a recent internet search on “questions to ask in an interview” returned about 140,000,000 results – so clearly, there’s no...

Non-library jobs for information professionals continue to expand, but in order to take advantage of these opportunities, it’s usually necessary to “translate” your LIS skills into language that makes sense to potential hiring managers. Assume the average non-librarian, for example, might be stumped by such...

Maybe you’ve heard about jobs that need LIS skills and training that people always seem to refer to, but you’re not sure just what those jobs might be or how to find them. The good news is that there are actually some practical ways to learn...

When did it occur to you that your business needs a librarian? It may have been when you realized that you’re not managing all those digital assets your company has been creating, and losing track of. Or perhaps the legal department has been increasingly concerned...

Whether you’re a recent MLIS graduate or an experienced practitioner, librarian salaries can play a major role in what jobs you take and how appreciated you feel – not to mention the whole paying-your-rent/mortgage issue....

Trying to get a handle on what library technologies LIS professionals need to know can be a challenge, as both the tasks that librarians are taking on – and the tools they’re using to do them – seem to be changing daily. Nevertheless, it’s especially important...