American Library Association

  Recruitment Clearinghouse  
The ALA Recruitment Clearinghouse is intended 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 examples of past or continuing recruitment materials and programs.

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 recommendations for additions or changes to jbrewer at
Last update January 5, 2005.