Career blog posts

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...

The good news? Having LIS skills and training means you can apply for – and succeed in – all sorts of information-based jobs. The somewhat more challenging news? Creating tailored resumes for all those different jobs can take way too much time, effort, and brain...

As a result of the brief and rapid nature of texting and Twitter, emails have become shorter and more informal. In a personal context, it's OK, but in a professional setting you need to proceed with caution. Generally speaking, emails should be treated as formal notes...