Career blog posts

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. ...

Are you a librarian or other information professional (or soon-to-be) who’s comfortable with numbers? If so, you might want to take a serious look at the growing career path of informatics. Although it’s already become a key driver in the medical and healthcare industries, the use...

For those seriously interested in a career in librarianship, a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is a requirement for full professional recognition and advancement. And with the growing availability of online degree programs, some MLIS candidates are wondering whether a degree earned...

By now you’ve likely heard about the growing “gig economy” and assumed since you didn’t want to use your MLIS degree to be an Uber or Lyft driver, it probably didn’t apply to you....

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...