American Library Association

  Recruitment Clearinghouse  

The purpose of the ALA Recruitment Clearinghouse is to encourage and support grassroots library career recruitment initiatives. The Clearinghouse provides general resources to assist with the development of new recruitment initiatives as well as specific examples of past or existing recruitment initiatives.

Financial Assistance
scholarships, stipends, grants, reduced/flexible work schedules

Public Libraries Paraprofessional / Support Staff
Work Experience
internships, trainee programs, volunteer opportunities
School Library / Media Centers Student Assistants / Undergraduates

Job Shadow Days

Academic / Research Libraries Young Adults / High School Students
Recruitment Events
career fairs, open houses, receptions

Special Libraries
law, medical, music, corporate, other

Promotional Materials
posters, videos, brochures, pamphlets, buttons, pens, misc.
Other Specializations
information technology/systems, reference, children/youth services, paraprofessional/support staff
Career Changers
statistical data, government reports, professional news articles
Members of Underrepresented Groups
Recruitment Websites

Individuals with Special Skills

This page is maintained by the ALA Recruitment Assembly in liaison with the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment. Please send comments and questions to jbrewer at
Last update November 11, 2004.