Career blog posts

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...

Roughly two decades ago, demographic trends indicated that ours was a profession substantially older than others, and that as all of those graying practitioners retired, we would face a daunting lack of library managers, leaders and staff. That was then. Now we know that many of those...

It’s been said of the LIS profession that we sometimes have a tendency to “eat our young.” If you’ve recently launched your LIS career, you may be experiencing this. Perhaps you’ve been ignored in meetings, or had your ideas dismissed, or encountered a few too many...

The trend toward older workers forgoing retirement and instead choosing to continue to work is unlikely to abate anytime soon. Many seniors are finding they simply enjoy their jobs and don’t want to leave them sooner than necessary, while others continue to work out of...

The letters “MLIS” may not directly connect you to job opportunities and that credential on its own may not mean much to some employers. Your job search won’t always be easy, and it will require thinking outside the box and self-promotion...

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...