Career blog posts

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Some employers are offering unique, interesting "perks" or benefits these days to attract and retain talented workers. While these should never be at the top of your job requirement list, it is fun to see them when you are considering an offer or comparing more…