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The Award-Winning Source for Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology!
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Advice for #hiringlibrarians: Get better job ad results and attract stellar applicants for your #libraryjobs with these 4 tips (American Libraries magazine 11/1/18)
Help Wanted | American Libraries Magazine
Help Wanted | American Libraries Magazine
americanlibrariesmagazine.org
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"There’s no shortage of career advice out there, but what works for one person in one situation might not be helpful in other cases. In this article, we’ve collected some of the best advice for all phases of a career—in a variety of tricky job-related situations."
#libraryjobs #careeradvice
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"We asked three library HR experts to spill the beans on the secret things—little and big—that can help candidates get the (best) job offers."
#libraryjobs #jobsearch
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From the new issue of the College & Research Libraries (C&RL) journal:
Researchers used thirty-five years of raw ARL salary survey data to examine the wage gap between racial minorities and nonminorities (whites).
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"For more than 10 years, David Connolly has interacted with job seekers and employers in his role as recruitment ad sales manager with ALA JobLIST.... We asked Connolly for his insights on salary negotiations, including the biggest mistake applicants make regarding salary." #jobsearch #salary #salarynegotiations
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The school library field is dynamic and provides a wealth of different career opportunities. The new issue of AASL's Knowledge Quest looks at the transitions that different school librarians have journeyed through in their careers. Articles examine making the move to higher education, transitioning from an elementary to a high school library, switching from a building-level to a state-level position, and much more.
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"What’s old is new again in this year’s job market for newly credentialed librarians. Our snapshot shows placements are resurging in traditional library settings, as well as continuing to gain strength in nontraditional areas that benefit from classic LIS skill sets."
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Job-seeking: It’s not for the faint of heart. No matter how well you polish your résumé, press your interview outfit, and practice your handshake, there’s something about looking for a new position that sets the nerves fluttering.

Fortunately, the traits that bring librarians to the profession—diligence, curiosity, intelligence, and flexibility—are the same ones that can win them a position. And American Libraries is here to show you how.
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“Library experience makes the job search easier, but many other experiences made up for my lack of library experience when I went on the job search.”
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"Awareness of our implicit biases, and how they can affect our colleagues and work environment, is critical to promoting an inclusive work environment. Part one of this two-part article series will focus on implicit bias: what is implicit bias, how these biases affect the work environment, and best practices for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace."
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